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Witness: Truck driver in Texas crash that killed 13 was texting

HOUSTON – The driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people, apologized after the crash and acknowledged he had been texting while driving, a witness said Friday. Jody Kuchler told The Associated Press he was driving behind the truck and had seen it moving erratically prior [...]

No cellphone for 2 years for Michigan driver in fatal bike crash

A Michigan woman accused of being distracted by her cellphone when her car struck and killed a bicyclist has been barred from using any portable communication device for two years. “I don’t think she has a right to have a cellphone,” Clinton County District Judge Stewart McDonald said. “I think it’s a privilege.” Police said [...]

Texas Lawmakers Push Texting While Driving Ban

HOUSTON (FOX 26) – Texting while driving is quickly becoming a top killer here throughout Houston. It’s a matter of life or death lawmakers took up Thursday in Austin in hopes of getting it banned in the entire state. It’s the deadly accidents you see that you’d think would be a wake up call to [...]

Big 4 Cell Phone Carriers To Team In Ads Against Texting While Driving

The country’s four biggest cell phone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T’s “It Can Wait” slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer. AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile will be joined by 200 other organizations backing the multi-million dollar ad campaign. The campaign [...]

Regional Distracted Driving Data

Distracted driving statistics ranging from 2007 to 2012 for Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery & Waller counties.

San Antonio Bans Texting and Driving

A few cities in Texas have put up an ordinance to stop motorists from texting while driving.  Soon, San Antonio will join Austin, Galveston, El Paso, and Universal City as the latest city to ban texting while driving in Texas. Read Full Article

F.A.S.T. Announces Launch of New Web Site

Houston, TX (March 28, 2013) – FinishAliveStopTexting.org (F.A.S.T.) is pleased to announce the launch today of its new web site www.FinishAliveStopTexting.org. FinishAliveStopTexting.org was formed by Power To Kids, Inc., a Texas non-profit.  The vision of the F.A.S.T. program is to eliminate traffic deaths caused by distracted driving by developing a national public awareness [...]