A State-by-State Map of the Penalties for Texting While Driving

At this point, we've all heard tell of the many dangers of using smartphones while driving. And we've all probably also ignored those dangers at one point or another, which has led 47 states to establish bans on what's now become the leading cause of death for teenage drivers—texting. So how much will you be coughing… » 10/25/13 10:10am 10/25/13 10:10am

Watch People Freak Out and Fail Their Driving Test When Told They Had…

In Belgium, a non-profit organization called Responsible Young Drivers told people taking their driving test that they had to prove themselves "able to use a mobile phone while driving" as part of their driving test, which meant they had to avoid an obstacle while texting and driving at the same time. As you can… » 5/02/12 10:40am 5/02/12 10:40am

Texting While Driving Results in One Death, One Felony and Seven…

Utah's getting harsh on texting while driving, but it looks like Florida may be among the first states to issue some serious punishment: A 17 year old man is facing a second degree felony and seven first-degree misdemeanor charges. » 10/01/09 10:00pm 10/01/09 10:00pm

Schwarzenegger Terminates Texting While Driving in California

California is joining seven other states and Washington DC by imposing a full-on ban » 9/25/08 10:20am 9/25/08 10:20am of while driving. The bill signed by the Governator himself imposes a $20 fine for the first offense and $50 for repeat offenders starting next year. Kind of a slap on the wrist if you ask me—but that is more than 43 other states in…