Texting While Driving
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.
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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.
“We’ve had double the number of vehicle fatalities this year versus this same period last year,” Commissioner Ramsey explained.
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.
Governor Tom Corbett has signed a bill that will make it illegal to send text messages while driving in Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Let’s ban text messaging – let’s make it a primary offense,” Allegheny county Democrat Jim Ferlo said.