texting while driving http://kcur.org en Metro Drivers In Kansas Claim Legal Exceptions To Texting Law http://kcur.org/post/metro-drivers-kansas-claim-legal-exceptions-texting-law <p></p><p>Police and highway patrol on the Kansas side of metro Kansas City are finding it hard to enforce laws against texting while driving. Loopholes allow it to go on, relatively unchecked as numbers bear out.</p><p>Kansas law is pretty clear, stating you can’t drive on road or highway “while using a wireless communications device to write, send or read a written communication.”</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:47:21 +0000 Dan Verbeck 49099 at http://kcur.org Analyzing The Texting And Driving Problem http://kcur.org/post/analyzing-texting-and-driving-problem <p>We all know that texting while driving often results in accidents, and a New Jersey court recently ruled that it's not only the driver who's responsible-- if you know someone's driving when you send a text, you might be held responsible if he or she gets into an accident.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 43330 at http://kcur.org Analyzing The Texting And Driving Problem Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, May 31, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-thursday-may-31-2012 <p>Johnson County public works moves into two new, green buildings.&nbsp; Kansas City police try to curb texting while driving.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 13:30:35 +0000 Maria Carter 18583 at http://kcur.org Teen Girl Charged As Texting Driver In KC Death http://kcur.org/post/teen-girl-charged-texting-driver-kc-death <p>A Kansas City, North teenage girl has been charged with involuntary manslaughter under a 2009 Missouri law that makes it a crime to text while driving. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:08:40 +0000 Dan Verbeck 16256 at http://kcur.org Teen Girl Charged As Texting Driver In KC Death Ban On Texting While Driving Starts Today In Kansas http://kcur.org/post/ban-texting-while-driving-starts-today-kansas <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cf8a804c642-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cf8a804c642-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cf8a804c642-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-910500.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Topkea, KS – Starting today, texting while driving is illegal in Kansas. The law is aimed at improving safety on Kansas roads.</p> Thu, 01 Jul 2010 16:15:18 +0000 Stephen Koranda 6778 at http://kcur.org