News tagged with highways

States send mixed message on texting and driving

(AP) -- Fiddling with your iPhone behind the wheel can get you fined across much of the nation. But many states are more than happy to tweet you with up-to-the-minute directions on how to steer clear of a ...

Sep 18, 2009
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LaHood calls summit on distracted driving

(AP) -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Tuesday he will convene a summit of experts to figure out what to do about driver cell phone use and texting, practices that studies - and a growing number of accidents - ...

Aug 04, 2009
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US quashed report on dangers of phone use while driving

The federal agency tasked with keeping US roadways safe suppressed research seven years ago on the dangers of cellphone use while driving, fearing political fallout from the study, The New York Times reported ...

Jul 21, 2009
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