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Mass. Police Poised to Enforce Hands-Free Law

Massachusetts’s new “hands-free” law went into effect on Feb. 23 and law enforcement throughout the state now have extra patrols on roadways ready to enforce the measure, reports CBS Boston.

Drivers Recognize Dangerous Behaviors, Engage Anyway

Nearly 96% of drivers believe reading a text or email on a hand-held cellphone while driving is very or extremely dangerous as compared with 79.8% who feel the same way about talking on a hand-held cellphone, according to a new AAA study.

Virginia Cellphone Driving Ban Moves Forward

With the goal of tightening an existing law prohibiting texting while driving, both houses of Virginia's General Assembly recently voted to ban the use of handheld mobile devices while operating a motor vehicle.

Some Cities Passing Tougher Distracted Driving Laws Than States

Several cities are responding to what they view as lax state legislation by passing their own distracted driving laws. Three states in the nation still allow texting while driving and only 16 have adopted hands-free laws, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.

10 Ways to Minimize Distracted Driving

Known as ‘the new drunk driving,’ distracted driving claims thousands of lives each year. Here’s how work truck fleets deal with distracted driving temptations.