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Earlier this week, families who have been destroyed by texting while driving wrecks came to Austin to urge state lawmakers to adopt a state-wide texting while driving ban.  Unfortunately, they’re not alone.  Stories like those shared by these families have been repeated over and over and over. There is no dispute that texting while driving…

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In an effort to reduce texting while driving deaths, a mother and father are releasing photos of the text message their son was typing at the time he lost control of his car and died. Watch this tragic story from the Today Show.   Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the…

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After my mom bought her first iPhone, I was explaining Siri to her.  And her first statement was, “Great!  Now I can text in the car.” And my response was to almost scream at her, especially since she drives a lot with my kids. New research is backing up my belief that voice-activated texting while…

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If you read this blog regularly, you know that one of the biggest issues we see is car wrecks caused by texting while driving.   As  a result, we’re big advocates of doing what can be done to reduce those auto accidents. During the last legislative session, a bill banning texting while driving was passed, but…

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If you read this blog, you know one of my pet peeves/big topics is texting while driving. Yesterday, two texting while driving stories caught my eye.  On the national scene, Yahoo news ran a story about new efforts to enforce texting while driving bans.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued several grants to…

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Last week, the Cedar Park City Council discussed the possibility of enacting a ban on texting while driving.   But despite acknowledging the problem  (they passed a resolution saying it’s bad), they didn’t take any steps to actually curb it.   They seemed to lean against an outright ban for all, and are only weakly considering a…

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