KUER Local News
Mon September 14, 2009
Parents can block teen texting, talking in cars
By Jenny Brundin
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah already bans texting while driving. Studies show talking on a cell phone, hands-free, is as risky as driving drunk at the point-0-8 level; for texting, the impairment level doubles. But now, federal legislation is pending to force all states to make texting while driving illegal. That has firms racing to build technology to help enforce that policy. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports on a new product created in Utah that's aimed at distracted teen drivers.
Safe Driving Systems
View Utah's Texting While Driving Video
New York Times series, "Driven to Distraction"
Cell Phone Driving Laws Across the Country
Compilation of Research on Wireless Communications Devices in Vehicles