Texting http://nwpr.org en U-Drive, U-Text, U-Pay: Washington Patrols Crack Down On Texting And Driving http://nwpr.org/post/u-drive-u-text-u-pay-washington-patrols-crack-down-texting-and-driving <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You’ve probably heard the slogan “Click It or Ticket” to promote seat belt safety.</span></p><p>Now, Washington state is joining in a new national campaign to target people who text and drive.</p><p>Special patrols will be out statewide, starting tomorrow and t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">his campaign comes with its own snappy slogan as well.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:13:23 +0000 Liz Jones 44103 at http://nwpr.org U-Drive, U-Text, U-Pay: Washington Patrols Crack Down On Texting And Driving Oregon Lawmakers Vote To Increase Fines For Texting, Cell Phone Use http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-vote-increase-fines-texting-cell-phone-use <p>It could soon be a lot more expensive to be caught texting while driving in Oregon. State lawmakers voted Sunday to double the maximum fine for texting behind the wheel to $500.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:43:41 +0000 Chris Lehman 30572 at http://nwpr.org No More Texting, But What About Mapping While Driving? http://nwpr.org/post/no-more-texting-what-about-mapping-while-driving <p>Beginning this summer, texting will be illegal for drivers across all three Northwest states. Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed a bill Thursday that outlaws texting while driving on Idaho roads. But in the age of the smartphone, text messages aren&rsquo;t the only distraction on the tiny screen. Jessica Robinson looked into what else falls under the ban. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 22:40:26 +0000 Jessica Robinson 6244 at http://nwpr.org No More Texting, But What About Mapping While Driving? Texting While Driving May Soon Be Banned In Idaho http://nwpr.org/post/texting-while-driving-may-soon-be-banned-idaho <p>Idaho lawmakers are one step closer to signing off on a bill that would ban texting while driving.</p><p>For years state lawmakers have tried to pass legislation that would make it illegal to text and drive. This year may be different because Tuesday the House agreed to a bill that would make texting while driving an infraction. Supporters say this would send a strong message to drivers, especially teenagers, that it&#39;s dangerous to text and drive. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 23:01:43 +0000 Samanthat Wright - Boise State Public Radio 5211 at http://nwpr.org Texting While Driving May Soon Be Banned In Idaho