Hawaii Bans Texting and Driving

Hawaii has recently become the 40th state in the United States to ban texting while driving. The director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, Barbara Harsha, stated, “This action sends an important message to all Hawaii drivers: cell phone use and driving do not mix.”  In addition to text messaging, all hand-held cell phone use is also prohibited by the new law. The campaign for banning texting and driving began in 2007 when smartphones with text message capabilities started gaining popularity in the United States. A majority of states acted quickly when it came to banning cell phone use while driving. Currently, only ten states do not have legislation concerning texting and driving, but progress is being made in several of these states. Texting bans are currently pending in both Texas and Florida, two of the largest states in...

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Red Sox Manager Needs to Learn Not to Text and Ride

Two French tourists nearly put Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine in the hospital. As if Valentine’s season hasn’t been bad enough, the Red Sox skipper was injured while riding a bike in New York City.  According to the New York Times, Valentine was riding and reading a text message from star second basemen Dustin Pedroia when he suddenly came up on the backs of the two French tourists carrying umbrellas in Central Park.  Valentine swerved to miss the Frenchies and ran his bicycle down an embankment. Ironically, Pedroia’s message was that he would be able to play the Red Sox season finale against the Yankees despite having a broken left ring finger. “I shouldn’t have been reading a text while I was riding,” Valentine told The New York Times. Well, now Valentine has some injuries of his own to deal with, but mostly just bumps and bruises.  The bruises are significantly less than the ones Valentine will receive from the hostile Boston media after a last place season and a 69-93...

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23% of Accidents Involve the Cell Phone

Teens should already know that texting and driving is extremely dangerous, but they continue to do it.  In fact, a recent study showed that 57% of teens text and drive.  And, unfortunately, their role model adults do it too. Let’s stop this dangerous habit. Courtesy of: Online...

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ALARMING: 58% of High School Seniors Text and Drive!

Texting and cellphone use behind the wheel is “a national epidemic,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. A recent study shows that older teens are the most vulnerable to texting and driving.  According to the study by the US government, 58% of all high school seniors admit to texting and driving.  That compares to 18% of all adults that text and drive. Distracted driving is responsible for 16% of all incidents that cause teenage deaths while driving. 39 of the 50 states now ban texting and driving and 5 have bans directed specifically at teenage drivers.  But, despite all of the laws and evidence, it is obvious that we still have a long way to go in educating our students of the...

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Texting and Walking

We all know about the dangers of texting and driving.  One topic that is discussed less often is texting and walking.  Even though the dangers seem less severe, they are still present and must be accounted for! A recent survey by textPlus, a mobile app by Android, said that 65% of people admit to texting while walking.  However, further research indicates that texting while walking is more relevant to age.  About 73% of cell phone users between the ages of 13-17 admit to texting and walking.  Furthermore, only 50% of cell phone users between the ages of 35-44 admit to texting and walking.  These numbers are evident that age plays a major role in the risk of texting and walking.  Why? Everybody has their own opinion but most likely because younger people think that their text message is more important that watching the path in front of them.  63% of the cell phone users all together believe that texting and walking is safe depending on your location.  What is your opinion on texting and...

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Advanced Telecom Services Website Review

Bob Meyers, student at Indiana University, talks about mobile marketing and the website of Advanced Telecom Services.

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