Students at Each Buchanan High sign a no texting and driving pledge.
You can access it on your computer too. The simulator sends you texts while you drive through a virtual street.
Texting from the driver's seat happens every day. It happens so often, some are now calling it a deadly epidemic. One filmmaker hopes his documentary will open some eyes to the impact of that split-second decision to send a text while driving.
New studies show people may be doing less multitasking then they believe.
In an effort to continue the fight against excessive cell phone use while driving, a new pledge surfaces for all people to vow to be safe on the road.
The new campaign 'It Can Wait" will focus on one simple message: No text is worth dying for. AT&T will also be sponsoring a "No Text on Board" pledge day Sept. 19.
A phone company wants to show drivers the dangers of texting and driving across the country.
The survey also concluded the "100 deadliest days" for teen drivers are the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Police say the driver of a F-150 was texting behind the wheel when he ran into the power pole.
State Sen. Bill Stouffer, R-Napton, is proposing a bill that would make distracting driving a misdemeanor. He is also encouraging the use of push-to-talk and hands-free devices while driving.
More than one third of teens have admitted to texting behind the wheel. Despite a law banning texting and driving in Missouri, many continue to turn their eyes from the road, to their phones. Now a group of St. Joseph filmmakers has teamed up with Highway Patrol in hopes of "ending the send."
A proposed compromise to expand Missouri's texting-while-driving law is stirring up opinions across the state.
Congress would have to approve the ban before it could go into effect.
Despite warnings, bans and even tragic accidents a high number of young people are still using cell phones behind the wheel.
There is a new effort underway to stop drivers from texting behind the wheel.
Individuals who drive while sending or reading text messages are 23 percent more likely to be involved in a car crash than other drivers. A crash typically happens within an average of three seconds after a driver is distracted.
Sources: AAA, United States Department of Transportation, University of Utah, FocusDriven Nationwide Insurance study, National Highway Trac Safety Administration and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute