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Troy: No Tickets To Distracted Drivers Until 2011

Troy officials are putting the brakes on issuing tickets to distracted drivers until 2011. But motorists still will be cited if their bad driving is caused by activities that include texting, eating, grooming and interacting […]

11/17/2010

Teens Can't Get Enough Of Texting

When your teenager goes to bed, they go right to sleep, don’t they? Not!! Many use the time alone to text their friends.

11/02/2010

Study: Texting Bans Don't Work

A new study says laws that ban texting while driving don’t reduce wrecks and might actually increase risks. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s claim research arm released its findings Tuesday in Kansas City.

09/28/2010

Troy To Begin Ticketing For Distracted Driving

A distracted driver ordinance in the city of Troy will soon take full effect, with police issuing tickets starting October 1st.

09/21/2010

LMK, IDK: Texting Is Writing, MSU Researcher Says

The days of traditional college writing instruction are nearly over, contends a Michigan State University researcher who found that college students now rank texting as the No. 1 form of writing and cell phones as […]

09/09/2010

Ex-Mich. School Janitor Jailed In 'Sexting' Case

A 23-year-old Lansing man who worked as a junior high school janitor has been sentenced to three months in jail after police say he stole a girl’s cell phone and “sexted” her friends.

08/24/2010

"Do Not Disturb" Added To Sync

Ford is adding a “Do Not Disturb” button to the Sync system in many of the automaker’s cars and trucks. Ford will also add “lock-out” capabilities that are not relevant to the task of driving while […]

07/08/2010

Texting While Driving Ban Begins July 1

Drivers across Michigan are being encouraged to keep their “Thumbs on the Wheel.” Michigan’s ban on texting while driving takes effect Thursday, July 1.  A first offense will cost $100 and repeat offenses will cost […]

06/28/2010

Texting While Driving Ban Begins Thursday

When Michigan’s ban on texting while driving takes effect Thursday, police will be able to pull over motorists solely for using their cell phones to send or look at text messages or e-mails.

06/27/2010

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