SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND Valentine’s Day Musings
The huz and I went to our favorite restaurant last night to celebrate an early Valentines Day. Schedules with teenagers, a pastor, and a teacher dictate flexibility in our lives. Let me rephrase that ... Posted on 2/14/12 at 6:30 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Senate passes amended texting while driving bill
BISMARCKIt looks like North Dakota is headed for a statewide texting while driving ban after all.
After lengthy debate, the state Senate voted 32-15 to approve the proposal after softening the penalt... Posted on 3/28/11 at 2:53 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer.
Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer
, May 14, 2013
Evidence gathered in an investigation of a fatal medical helicopter crash has raised questions about whether the pilot was distracted by personal text messages when he failed to refuel the helicopter before taking off and misjudged how far the aircraft could fly without more fuel.
Bismarck police said they issued 31 citations during a texting-and-driving enforcement blitz for some downright disturbing driving behavior. Officers say they followed one woman for 15 blocks while she drove with her knees and typed out texts with both hands.
Text messaging is posing both new opportunities and dangers for America’s political campaigns.
The most widely used form of mobile communication, it has become one of the most effective ways for campaigns to reach supporters, using 160-character messages to encourage last-minute donations or provide information such as where to vote. And strict federal rules prohibit such texts from going to anyone who does not “opt in” to receive them.
By Beth Fouhy, Associated Press
, April 10, 2012
Talk about making a tough call: Is the driver texting? Dialing a phone number? Thumbing through his address book? Playing “Angry Birds”?
Authorities say it’s a challenge enforcing North Dakota’s new ban on texting while driving, and the numbers bear it out.
By Mike Nowatzki, Forum Communications Co.
, September 26, 2011
Last week, The Jamestown Sun asked readers of its website the question “Have your texting habits changed now that texting while driving is illegal in North Dakota?” Here are the results of the unscientific survey:
Drivers who get caught texting in North Dakota will now face a stiff fine, but law officers say it is not easy to catch them.
A ban on texting, reading emails and surfing the Internet while driving went into effect on Aug. 1. Violations carry a $100 fine. Before the statewide law was introduced, only Bismarck and Grand Forks had bans.
Mariah West drove to meet a boy and never made it.
The day before her high school graduation, she hopped in a car to meet him at his baseball game. Back and forth the two texted each other, the boy giving Mariah directions to the ball diamond.
“where u at,” the message said.
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