Crime and Punishment

District Attorney Suggests Mandatory Kill Switch for Text-and-Drive Offenders

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Texting while driving is illegal in 44 states, yet there are more than a million cellphone-related car accidents each year, according to the National Safety Council.

To combat this grave ever-growing problem, one Long Island official proposed a five-point plan that includes activation of software that will automatically shutdown violators’ phones as they Read More

Things That Scare Us

Oh, Good: Truckers Caught Texting and Driving on Camera

A truck driver using his phone. (Screengrab via ABC News)

You might think that as grown-ups who are getting paid to haul tons of cargo around the country, truckers would know not to text and drive. But apparently, they’re just as bad as the rest of us.

Even though they control some of the heaviest land vehicles in existence, truck drivers are often caught on video texting and driving, as a video from WABC shows. One camera observed a truck driver carrying on “two conversations on two separate phones.” Read More