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Texting in traffic: Adults worse than teens

Texting While Driving - USA Today

"Texting while driving is not just a teen problem," says John Ulczycki of the National Safety Council. "Teens text. But you're looking at around 10 million teen drivers, but about 180 million other adult drivers."


Moms talk, text while driving — even with baby on board

Texting While Driving

A survey finds mothers indulge in risky driving behavior with their babies in the car.


Texting Alaska woman falls off cliff

Falling Off a Cliff While Texting

A woman is busily texting and tries to discard a cigarette butt in Kodiak, Alaska. There is a nearby cliff. The story does not end well.


Fastest texters in America face off in New York

Texting Championship

The nation's fastest texters are facing off in the annual LG U.S. National Texting Competition. Eleven contestants from all over the country are coming to Times Square for the annual competition Wednesday afternoon. The winner gets $50,000. Competitors range from 16 to 24 years old. Last year's champion Austin Weirschke (Wear-Ski) is coming back to defend his title.


'OMG' coined as early as 1917

OMG: John Arbuthnot Fisher

You may feel cool and modern when you communicate with your friends in bits of jargon and acronyms - LOL, BTW, BRB and so on — but it may interest you to know that OMG may be older than your grandparents.


Man texts, 'I need to quit texting,' before driving into ravine

Texting and Driving

A college student from Granado, Tex. believes he is lucky to be alive after a terrible crash. He was texting and driving when his truck flew off of a cliff. Chance Bothe's truck plunged off of a bridge and into a ravine.


Is texting ruining the art of conversation?

Anna Schiferl hadn't even rolled out of bed when she reached for her cell phone and typed a text to her mom, one recent Saturday. Mom was right downstairs in the kitchen. The text? Anna wanted cinnamon rolls for breakfast....


Sender of text message may share blame in car crash

Texting While Driving

A woman who texted her boyfriend as he drove could be held liable in a civil suit if a judge refuses to dismiss her as a defendant.


Parents of teen who died texting and driving: 'Kids think they're invincible'

Texting and Driving

Bright, outgoing college teen Taylor Sauer proved in the last minutes of her life she knew right from wrong — but still committed a fatal mistake. Sauer was making a late-night, four-hour drive from the Utah State University campus in Logan to visit her folks in Caldwell, Idaho. She passed the time along I-84 messaging a pal on Facebook about the Denver Broncos football team. But she stopped short, writing in her final missive, "I can't discuss this now. Driving and facebooking is not safe! Haha."


Calligraphy drive for China's texting generation

China tells schools to run more calligraphy classes because computers and mobile phones are ruining children's writing.


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