Texting While Driving
Students at Radnor High School returned from their Thanksgiving break to find a mangled vehicle outside the school’s main entrance.
Most college students admit to texting and driving and many check their smartphones more than 10 times a day, while in class.
Monmouth County Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande is working to stop an appeals court ruling that could make people liable in court if they text someone they know is behind the wheel of a car.
“It’s a stern warning to those who know that the person they’re texting may be distracted from driving,” notes Rick DeMichele, an attorney in Haddon Heights, NJ.
Texting is high on the list of what you should not do while driving, but many drivers are still doing it. Now, there’s an app for that.
Testing while driving is a primary offense in Pennsylvania, meaning police can pull you over just for texting. The fine is $50.
Police say their investigation into the crash is moving forward, even as they wait to talk to the driver who was hospitalized with serious injuries after Sunday evening’s crash.
The App4Driver tracks your driving habits – specifically, things like excessive speeds, quick accelerations and sudden braking. It also tracks texts or phone calls answered while you’re driving – and puts together a report.
Chris question’s President Obama’s committment to cutting gas prices and debates the new ban on texting while driving in Pennsylvania. He also talks to Jerome Bettis about and upcoming Show on NBC called Who Do You Think You Are?
Pennsylvania’s new no-texting-while-driving law is in effect this morning. But Philadelphia’s top-cop says the law is a “step backwards” for Philadelphia.
SecuraFone uses GPS technology to track a phone’s location and, it can also disable texting in a moving car or send alerts when the car is moving to fast.
“Dnt txt n drv. It’s the law” is the message that drivers will see on 20 billboards around southeastern Pennsylvania.
Chris previews Super Tuesday with John Hayward from Human Events, discusses the primary campaign with Robert Traynham, a political analyst and former staff member to Rick Santorum, and debates the merits of bounites in the NFL with former Eagle and WIP Host Ike Reese.
Pennsylvania’s new texting ban takes effect Thursday and that has suburban police departments gearing up for enforcing the new law.
According to some polls, as many as 21% of people admit texting while driving and accidents are on the rise.