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Texting bans don't reduce crashes - Study

It's illegal to text while driving in most USA States. Yet a new study by researchers at the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) finds no reductions in crashes after laws take effect that ban texting by all drivers.  more

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Study: Cell-phone Driving Bans Have More Impact in Dense, Urban Areas

A new study analyzing the impact of hand-held cell phone legislation on driving safety concludes that usage-ban laws had more of an impact in densely populated urban areas with a higher number of licensed drivers than in rural areas where there are fewer licensed drivers,  more

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Hand-held cellphone laws aren't reducing crashes

A survey by the Highway Loss Data Institute says that there is no reductions in crashes after hand-held phone driving bans take effect. Comparing insurance claims for crash damage in 4 US jurisdictions before and after such bans, the researchers find steady claim rates compared with nearby jurisdictions without such bans. more

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British Politician Accused of Causing Road Accident While Using Mobile Phone

The Deputy Leader of the UK's governing Labour Party has been accused of causing a road accident while talking on a mobile phone. Harriet Harman MP is being investigated by police after also allegedly leaving the scene of the accident without leaving her car insurance details. more

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Majority of Americans Support Ban on Texting While Driving

A survey by car insurance company, Nationwide Insurance has found that 8 in 10 surveyed Americans say they would support legislation restricting cell phone use while driving.  more

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UK Motorists Using Twitter While Driving

The increasing functionality of mobile phone technology and growing addiction to social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook are driving motorists to distraction now more than ever before, with motorists openly admitting to breaking the law by 'tweeting' whilst driving. more

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New Car-Ignition Key can Jam Mobile Phones

University of Utah researchers have developed an automobile ignition key that prevents teenagers (or anyone frankly) from talking on cell phones or sending text messages while driving. more

Related Tags: rfid, intel, bluetooth, gps, rcom, hands-free, patents, maryland, 911, teenagers, wisconsin, california, utah, university-of-utah, display, cell-phone, texting

Poll: Maybe Cell Phone Law Wasn't Such a Popular Idea

A recent poll by PEMCO Insurance shows that drivers may be having second thoughts about the state's new law governing hand-held cell-phone use while driving, now that the law is in force and law enforcement officials are tagging violators with tickets. more

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Motor Insurance Costs Rise if caught Driving While Using a Mobile Phone

Nearly a third (30%) of British motorists admit illegally using their mobile phone while driving and not only face a £60 fine and three penalty points, but also risk a 54 percent hike on their motor insurance premiums if caught,  more

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3G to Triple Mobile Advertising in Australia This Year

The mobile advertising market in Australia is very much in its infancy with total revenues reaching just $2.5 million in 2007. However, this figure is set to grow more than 300 per cent in 2008 and be sustained into next year driven by the growing consumer take-up of 3G data services coupled with attractive campaign pricing to entice advertisers. more

Related Tags: asia-pacific, mms, mobile-data, mobile-advertising, hutchison, display, Australia

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