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Illinois Distracted Driving Bill Heads to Governor

A bill that would impose stiffer penalties on Illinois motorists who text while driving has passed the state Senate on a 50-2 vote and has reached Gov. Bruce Rauner, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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Massachusetts Texting Law May Not Be Working

Massachusetts police officers issued over 6,300 citations for texting while driving in 2017. Despite the fact that it is illegal to text and drive in Massachusetts — and carries a minimum penalty of $100 and as high as $500 — drivers appear to be undeterred by the law.

Georgia Enacts Hands-Free Law

Georgia's Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia has signed a hands-free bill into law, rendering the most significant change in the state's driving rules since texting while driving was banned in 2010.

Emkay Adds Distracted Driving Feature to App

The SafeRoads program tracks and prevents distracted driving by eliminating cell-phone use while driving. It will also monitor and track the driver for other risky behaviors such as hard acceleration, speeding, and harsh braking.

Delaware Leads Enforcement of Texting While Driving

Delaware leads the country in issuing the most tickets for texting while driving from the time a state's cellphone law went into effect through 2016, according to a new report.

Georgia Moves Closer to Hands-Free Driving Law

Georgia lawmakers passed the Hands-Free Georgia Act on March 29, the final day of the 2018 General Assembly. The distracted driving legislation prevents motorists from holding cellphones while behind the wheel.

Safety Groups Urge Awareness of Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI) have all stepped up efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving during the month of April, which is National Distracted Driving Month.

Distracted Driving: Men vs. Women

Nearly one in 10 drivers admitted to fixing their appearance behind the wheel, but women outdid men with 11% saying they engaged in the risky behavior versus 4.7% of men, according to a new survey from Finder.com.

Many States Falling Short on Distracted Driving Laws

Some 20 states still lack texting while driving bans for all drivers or total cellphone bans for teens and novice drivers, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).

1 in 3 Drivers Type Texts or Email

Nearly 35% of drivers say they have typed a text message or email while driving, even though 95.6% agreed that the behavior is unacceptable, according to new findings from AAA.