texting and driving http://wlrn.org en Simulator Offers Crash Course On Dangers Of Texting http://wlrn.org/post/simulator-offers-crash-course-dangers-texting <p>Sixteen-year-old Webster Jean is driving around on city streets, left hand on the wheel, right hand holding a smartphone.&nbsp; As he reads and responds to his text messages, he repeatedly veers across the double-yellow lines.</p><p>And then -- &nbsp;wham.</p><p>"I crashed,"&nbsp; says Jean with a chuckle.</p><p>Jean tee-bones another car – but he’s fine.&nbsp; The teenager is just taking a spin in a texting-while-driving simulator brought to Park Vista High School by wireless carrier AT&amp;T.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 19:40:28 +0000 Christine DiMattei 13688 at http://wlrn.org Simulator Offers Crash Course On Dangers Of Texting Why Hasn't Florida Banned Texting And Driving? http://wlrn.org/post/why-hasnt-florida-banned-texting-and-driving <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Steve </span>Augello<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> lives in Spring Hill Florida, just outside of Tampa. Like a lot of dads, he always made his 17-year-old daughter, Alessandra, check-in with him when she was out. </span>Augello<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> also had a rule.</span></p><p>“You weren’t allowed to have that cell phone out while you’re driving,” Augello remembers telling Alessandra. “I even tested her a few times I called her when she was driving and it always went right through to the recorder.”</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:11:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 10925 at http://wlrn.org Why Hasn't Florida Banned Texting And Driving? Technically, There's Nothing Stopping You From Texting And Driving In Florida – Yet http://wlrn.org/post/technically-theres-nothing-stopping-you-texting-and-driving-florida-yet <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After several failed bills and a decade’s worth of debate, texting and driving remains legal in Florida – and the most recently proposed bill wouldn’t change that. But drivers could be charged with vehicular homicide in the case of an accident.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.newsserviceflorida.com/assets/briefs3.aspx?Select=2013163">According to the News Service of Florida</a>,</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Allison Goodman 9218 at http://wlrn.org Technically, There's Nothing Stopping You From Texting And Driving In Florida – Yet Texting-And-Driving Ban Likely To Get Driven Out Of Florida Legislature – Again http://wlrn.org/post/texting-and-driving-ban-likely-get-driven-out-florida-legislature-again <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As I lean my motorcycle into the curve that takes me onto I-95, I roll the throttle to accelerate up to highway speeds. Up ahead I see a car going well below the minimum speed of 45 mph, with the left turn signal on but swerving to the right. I give this big unknown a wide berth, and as I pass, I see the person gabbing it up on a cell phone.</span></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:02:23 +0000 Bill Andrews 9777 at http://wlrn.org Texting-And-Driving Ban Likely To Get Driven Out Of Florida Legislature – Again