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