Driving Laws

Reader's Corner
6:00 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Matt Richtel Investigates Texting And Driving

We’ve all heard the message by now: Texting while driving is dangerous. Yet, each year, there are more than 280,000 automobile accidents in the United States where texting is a factor. And texting behind the wheel has now surpassed drunk driving as the number one cause of death for teenagers in our country.

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Transportation
9:24 am
Mon April 9, 2012

No More Texting, But What About Mapping While Driving?

Idaho has joined Oregon and Washington in outlawing texting while driving
Kevin Mooney

Beginning this summer, texting will be illegal for drivers across all three Northwest states. Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed a bill last week that outlaws texting while driving on Idaho roads. But in the age of the smartphone, text messages aren’t the only distraction on the tiny screen.

If you can’t text then all three states say it’s pretty clear that means you can’t send email in traffic either, or, for that matter, surf the web.  And there are already laws on the books that ban watching TV while driving, so that means YouTube is out. 

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