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