After a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Committee has moved to require all of the U.S.’s cell phone carriers and popular messaging applications to allow users to text 911 for emergencies. Continue reading
In other news Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended a ban on using a cell phone while driving. It said the ban should apply to both hands-free and hand-held phones. Also, at least 28 people were killed in violence across Syria. Continue reading
Author Gary Shteyngart takes a satirical approach to the economic meltdown in America, combined with a love story in a world of tech-crazy savages in his new novel “Super Sad True Love Story.” Jeffrey Brown sits down with the author. Continue reading
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is leading efforts to reverse the “epidemic” of U.S. deaths and injuries caused by distractions while driving, including texting and phone use. He wants a federal law enacted to penalize multitasking drivers and hopes auto companies will minimize the number of distractions offered to drivers. Continue reading
Distractions on the road are plentiful, but as cell technology continues to creep behind the wheel, drivers sending phone text messages are creating a new danger on the roads. Continue reading
Text messaging while driving has been found to increase the odds of a crash by 23 times. Now, lawmakers and transportation experts are trying to find a way to stop the dangerous practice. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading
A series of new studies and reports shows that drivers making a phone call or text messaging are more of a danger than previously thought.