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Government Probes Case of Texting Helicopter Pilot

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The pilot of a medical helicopter that ran out of fuel and crashed, killing all four people aboard, was distracted by text messages when he should have been conducting pre-flight checks, accident investigators said Tuesday.


Texting in traffic: Adults worse than teens

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"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."


Are connected cars dangerous or a safety feature?

...There’s little doubt that motorists want more connectivity, despite the worrisome traffic statistics. But many experts are betting that so-called connected car technologies can be put to work reducing the number of accidents, injuries and deaths on America’s roadways.


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

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


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

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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.


California legalizes hands-free texting while driving

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California Friday legalized hands-free texting and email while driving using voice-operated technology, with Governor Jerry Brown signing Assembly Bill 1536 into law. It takes effect Jan. 1.


CDC: Older teens often text while behind the wheel

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Think your teen would never text while driving? More than half of high school seniors admitted in a government survey that they've done just that....


Sender of text message may share blame in car crash

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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'

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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."


NTSB recommends ban on driver cell phone use

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Federal accident investigators recommended states ban the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by all drivers except in emergencies.

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