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LaHood continues assault on driving while talking on cell phone

LaHood continues assault on driving while talking on cell phone

HOUSTON — Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood continued his assault on the use of cell phones while driving this week at the Intelligent Transportation Society’s annual convention here.

Police: trucker in fatal Kentucky crash that killed 11 had been on cell phone

Police: trucker in fatal Kentucky crash that killed 11 had been on cell phone

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An Alabama truck driver was on his cell phone sending and receiving calls leading up to a crash that killed him and 10 other people in Kentucky in March, Kentucky State Police said in a report on the wreck.

Vermont moves to ban texting while driving

Vermont moves to ban texting while driving

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Drivers caught sending or reading text messages while driving in Vermont beginning this summer likely will face a $100 fine for a first offense, and $250 for repeat offenses.

Work on Ohio River bridge causes backups

Work on Ohio River bridge causes backups

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Drivers are facing long traffic delays because of lane closures on a bridge carrying U.S. 31 over the Ohio River.

Wisconsin gov. signs law banning texting while driving

Wisconsin gov. signs law banning texting while driving

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Jim Doyle signed a law Wednesday that bans texting while driving, making Wisconsin the 25th state to outlaw the dangerous practice.

Trucking has appeal for many transitioning workers

Trucking has appeal for many transitioning workers

Porfirio Colindres has worked in construction and cleaning jobs long enough to weather several economic downturns, starting with 1989 when he moved to the United States from El Salvador. But the prolonged one where he now lives, near Boise, Idaho, has made steady work hard to find since 2007.

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