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Texting While Driving

Letters to the editor

Opinions on Common Core, payday loan bill, bicycle safety, texting while driving.

February 24, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…

Senate panel OK's partial texting while driving ban

PHOENIX — Invoking the name of a dead highway patrolman, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to enact Arizona’s first-ever law banning texting while driving.

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Letters to the editor

Letters on distracted driving, water resource meeting, homeless camp.

February 02, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
City's texting-while-driving law results in few tickets

City's texting-while-driving law results in few tickets

Tucson police say texting ban is too hard to enforce.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos



Senators vote to rebuff Melvin, retain Common Core standards

The Senate voted 18-12 Wednesday to kill Tucson Republican Sen. Al Melvin’s legislation forbidding Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards adopted by the National Governors Association.

March 05, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

New drivers' texting-while-driving target of House bill

PHOENIX — New drivers could lose their ability to operate a vehicle while chatting with or sending a message to their friends.

March 03, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

Funding political campaigns one of many issues facing lawmakers

PHOENIX — Not everything lawmakers will face this session revolves around how to divide up the limited dollars available. They also will be taking up some matters of policy.

January 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

DPS move to combat texting while driving needs support from Arizona legislature

The Arizona Department of Public Safety recently announced its officers would be citing drivers for texting, encouraging them to go after inattentive motorists starting in January. This comes shortly after the growing problem of accidents caused by distracted drivers has come under intense scrutiny.

November 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona Senate rejects texting amendment

PHOENIX - The Arizona Senate has rejected an effort to create a statewide ban on texting while driving by amending an existing House bill.

April 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Legislature opens with plenty on its plate

PHOENIX - While guns and the budget are expected to be the main course for the state legislative session starting today, lawmakers have an extensive menu of side dishes likely to provoke debate.

January 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Incoming Senator Farley to push ban on texting, driving

State Sen.-elect Steve Farley said he will reintroduce legislation next year to ban texting while driving, despite repeated rejections in the House, noting that the rest of the country has finally caught up with his idea.

December 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Few tickets issued here despite new texting law

Always wear a seatbelt. Don't drink and drive.

June 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

House reverses itself, kills texting-while-driving bill

PHOENIX - Calling it an unnecessary intrusion on individual rights, the state House voted narrowly Monday to kill legislation that would have imposed Arizona's first-ever statewide ban on texting while driving.

March 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

City to weigh ban on texting while behind wheel

Can you put your phone down while you're driving, or do you need a police officer to help you with that?

January 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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