Texting http://boisestatepublicradio.org en New Texting Ban Prompts Memories For Meridian Mother http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/new-texting-ban-prompts-memories-meridian-mother <p>It may seem pretty innocent to send a quick text while you&rsquo;re on the road but for 18 - year old Cassandra Kerfoot, that decision cost her her life three years ago. Her mother Liz Catherman hopes a new ban on texting while driving that takes effect this Sunday in Idaho will help prevent this from happening to others.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:35:47 +0000 Samantha Wright 8852 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org New Texting Ban Prompts Memories For Meridian Mother No More Texting, But What About Mapping While Driving? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/no-more-texting-what-about-mapping-while-driving <p>Beginning this summer, texting will be illegal for drivers across all three Northwest states. Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed a bill&nbsp;last&nbsp;week that outlaws texting while driving on Idaho roads. But in the age of the smartphone, text messages aren&rsquo;t the only&nbsp;distraction on the tiny screen.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 15:24:54 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3852 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org No More Texting, But What About Mapping While Driving? Texting While Driving May Soon Be Banned In Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/texting-while-driving-may-soon-be-banned-idaho <p>Driving while texting is one step closer to being banned.&nbsp; House lawmakers agreed&nbsp;today&nbsp;to make texting while driving an infraction under Idaho code.&nbsp; Bill supporter&#39; said it would send a strong message to drivers, especially teenagers, of the dangers of texting while driving Rep.&nbsp;Shirley Ringo (D-Moscow)&nbsp;likened the car to a&nbsp;weapon.&nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;And people can be hurt or worse and it&rsquo;s incredibly irresponsible to text while you&rsquo;re driving, it puts other people&rsquo;s lives in danger and if this bill gives a message to some people tha Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:22:58 +0000 Samantha Wright 2732 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Texting While Driving May Soon Be Banned In Idaho