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San Bernardino Police Pose As Homeless To Nab Drivers On Their Phones

Police in San Bernardino are taking an unusual approach to stop the potentially deadly habit.

08/03/2015

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SUV Slams Into Sheriff’s Deputy’s Car After Crashing Into Stopped Vehicle

The SUV driver, 26 year-old Bruno Carvalho Alcantara of Los Angeles, was allegedly texting at the time of the collision.

08/02/2015

Motorcyclist Samuel Ayres says he was knocked off his bike in a road rage incident last March. (CBS)

Caught On Video: Driver Rams Motorcyclist Over Apparent Texting Altercation

Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash involving a motorcycle that may have been fueled by a driver texting behind the wheel.

06/03/2015

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Viral Photo Shows Man So Distracted By Cellphone That He Misses Massive Whales Just Feet Away

An Instagram photo of an unidentified man on a boat distracted by his phone is going viral because of what he fails to notice in the background.

02/04/2015

The Sniffer Sleuth II could aid law enforcement in cracking down on drivers who text while behind the wheel. (credit: ComSonics.com)

New Radar ‘Gun’ Could Aid Police In Catching People Who Text While Driving

Makers say the gun is sensitive enough to determine if it’s the driver or passenger who is texting.

09/19/2014

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San Francisco Man Creates Website To Expose Texting Drivers

A San Francisco man hopes a little humiliation will make drivers put down their phones.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/27/2014

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No Hands-Free Texting For Teen Drivers Under Bill

Teenage drivers in California would be banned from texting while driving even if they use hands-free methods under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/03/2013

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Pasadena Police To Crack Down On Motorists Texting While Driving

Pasadena police Monday will crackdown on drivers who are texting or operating a handheld cellphone behind the wheel.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/19/2013

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Study: ‘Distracted Walking’ Injuries Triple

The city of Los Angeles is still one of the most dangerous cities in which to walk and talk or text, according to a new study.

08/09/2013

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Calif. Bill Would Ban Teen Drivers From Hands-Free Texting

Drivers under age 18 would be banned from texting while driving even if they use hands-free devices under a cleanup bill approved by the state Senate.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/22/2013

State Senator Alex Padilla has called for 2013 and 2014 milestones for rolling out texting to 911. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Agencies Weigh In On Proposed Two-Way 911 System

Emerging technology could soon change the way the government communicates with the public during an emergency.

02/11/2013

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Police: Texting Unlicensed Driver Blamed For Metro Bus Crash

Police said a Metro bus that slammed into a tree in downtown L.A. on Friday may have swerved to avoid a collision with a woman who was texting while driving.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/14/2012

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Digital Parenting Expert Hilary DeCesare Talks About Cyber Bulling

Digital Parenting Expert and CEO of Everloop.com Hilary DeCesare stopped by KCAL9 Thursday to discuss cyber bulling, teenage text etiquette, and how parents can decode new terms! Everloop.com is a safe social networking site for kids.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/06/2012

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Mentone Man Admits To Sending Lewd Texts, Photos Of Genitalia To Girls

A Mentone man was sentenced to three years in state prison Wednesday for contacting a 10-year-old girl for sex from his cell phone.

08/08/2012

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Collisions, Injuries, Other ‘Distracted Walking’ Incidents Soar 400 Percent

Regulators say the number of pedestrians hospitalized for injuries suffered while using a smartphone or other handheld device has quadrupled within the last decade.

07/30/2012

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