By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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Deaths of bicyclists and occupants of large trucks rose sharply last year even as total traffic fatalities dropped to their lowest level since 1949, federal safety officials said Monday.
Texting while driving increased 50 percent last year and two out of 10 drivers say they've sent text messages or emails while behind the wheel despite a rush by states to ban the practice, the National Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday.
Texting while driving increased 50 percent last year despite a rush by states to ban the practice, federal safety officials said Thursday. Two out of 10 drivers say they've sent messages from behind the wheel _ and that spikes much higher among young adults.
Texting while driving is on the rise despite a rush by states to ban the practice, according to two new surveys released Thursday, including a phone poll where nearly two out of 10 drivers acknowledge sending messages from behind the wheel, with the number much higher among younger drivers.
Attention texting pedestrians and iPod-obsessed runners on the street: You may soon get unplugged.
Yes, it's illegal to text while driving in Virginia, just as it is in 29 other states. And yes, police see the same things on the roads that all motorists see: distracted drivers paying more attention to their cell phones than the road.
Jonathan Adkins, the Governors Highway Safety Association deputy executive director, agreed that an overall increase in teenagers on the road may be the main reason there were more deaths in the preliminary data.
Mr. Adkins also said that states should raise teenage driving standards and age restrictions, and improve driver education programs.