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Suburban Law Enforcement Officials Concerned About Enforcing Texting Ban

Pennsylvania’s new texting ban takes effect Thursday and that has suburban police departments gearing up for enforcing the new law.


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Don’t Drive And Text

According to some polls, as many as 21% of people admit texting while driving and accidents are on the rise.


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Ramsey Attributes Spike In Car Crashes To Increased Cell Phone Use

“We’ve had double the number of vehicle fatalities this year versus this same period last year,” Commissioner Ramsey explained.



NTSB Wants To Ban Talking While Driving, Even With Hands-Free Devices

Forget texting while driving. The National Transportation Safety Board wants states to ban talking while you’re behind the wheel, as well — except in emergencies.


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Corbett Signs Texting While Driving Ban Into Law

Governor Tom Corbett has signed a bill that will make it illegal to send text messages while driving in Pennsylvania.


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Gov. Corbett Saddened But Circumspect As Penn State Scandal Unfolds

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett says he is “disappointed” by the lack of action on the part of Penn State officials who handled the allegations of child sex abuse that are shaking the school to its foundations.


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Pa. Legislature Sends No-Texting-While-Driving Bill To Gov. Corbett

Pretty soon, you’ll have to resist the urge to pick up your cell phone and send a text response to your BFF while behind the wheel in Pennsylvania.


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Corbett Could Get Texting Ban Bill Today

The bill originated in the Senate as a measure making texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning you’d have to be pulled over for another offense first. But the House amended the bill to make it tougher.


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Distracted Driving Bill Moves To Pa. House After Passing In Senate

The ball appears to be in the state house’s court now that the senate has approved legislation that would address junior driver and distracted driver issues.



Pennsylvania Senate Gets Tougher On Texting While Driving

“Let’s ban text messaging – let’s make it a primary offense,” Allegheny county Democrat Jim Ferlo said.


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Distracted Driving Bills Face More Opposition In Pa. Senate

Once again, state lawmakers are tackling the issue of distracted driving and once again, it seems members of the Senate are not willing to go as far as their colleagues in the House when it comes to penalizing such behavior.


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Pa. House Passes Junior Driver And Distracted Driving Bills

The state House Tuesday approved bills dealing with junior drivers and distracted drivers. The junior driver bill passed by the House contains provisions that make it a primary offense for drivers and passengers under age 18 not to wear a seat belt and puts limits on the number of minor passengers in a car driven by a junior driver.


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Overturn Of Allentown, Pa. Cell Phone Driving Law Immaterial For Philadelphia, Says Official

Philadelphia’s ban on handheld cell phone use while driving remains fully in effect, according to local officials, despite a ruling late last week that overturned a similar law in Allentown, Pa.


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Pa. House Committee Advances Bills On Distracted Driving

In addition to a bill that would place more restrictions on junior drivers, the House Transportation Committee has approved two bills that would address distracted behavior by all drivers.