Arizona cellphone driving ban to go into effect in 2021

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The statewide law bans texting while driving and other hand-held mobile use while driving. An Arizona cellphone driving ban has been passed into law, making Arizona the 48th state to ban drivers from using hand-held mobile devices when behind the wheel. The law prohibits texting while driving and even holding or supporting a cellphone with any part of the body while driving. Drivers caught violating laws will not face fines until January 2021. Although Arizona Republic Governor Doug Ducey signed the Arizona cellphone driving ban into law, the ban has…

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A new hands-free phone driving law could come into effect in Florida in 2019

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The new bill seeks to cut down on distracted driving in the state. Florida Representative Jackie Toledo filed a bill for the 2019 legislative session that would essentially enact a hands-free phone driving law throughout the state. Passing this House Bill 107 would allow law enforcement officers to pull over motorists who talk or text on handheld mobile phones while driving. If passed, the new law would make texting while driving a primary offense. Texting while driving in Florida is against the law but it is presently treated as a…

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Mobile phone use while driving can get your license taken away

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The United Kingdom is now preparing to ban drivers who have been caught twice with smartphones. For some drivers in the U.K., being caught twice for mobile phone use behind the wheel will be enough to be banned from driving. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is getting ready to make penalties twice as strong. This could mean some drivers won’t just face fines and demerit points, they’ll lose their licenses, too. Smartphone use while driving has led to the deaths of 22 people last year in Great Britain. Now, the…

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Mobile technology use behind the wheel is declining among teens

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A recent study has shown that adolescents aren’t as likely to text while driving as they once were. According to the results of a new study on mobile technology use that was conducted in Canada as a collaboration between Simon Fraser University (with a team of researchers led by professor Simon Pek) and the University of Regina (under professor Sean Tucker), the number of teens who are texting while behind the wheel could be falling. The research was conducted over a period of three years and took two groups of…

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Mobile technology use has been linked to 20 Northern Ireland road deaths

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Using these phones while behind the wheel has been either directly or indirectly connected with the fatalities. According to newly released data, the use of mobile technology by drivers while they are behind the wheel or by pedestrians who aren’t paying attention has now been directly or indirectly linked to being the cause of 20 road deaths in Northern Ireland. This is a terrifying figure, as it represents about 5 percent of all road fatalities over the last half decade. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is now warning…

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