Insurers Say Texting Bans Not Cutting Crashes; Mt. LaHood Erupts

The Highway Loss Data Institute says texting bans in four states did not reduce crashes, and in three states crashes actually increased. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood erupted on his own blog labeling the report "misleading." » 9/28/10 2:30pm 9/28/10 2:30pm

Texting And Driving May Not Lead To More Crashes

The top auto safety expert for the nation's insurance companies says U.S. Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood is getting "irrational" about the dangers of distracted driving. His explanation: Texting and talking may just replace other bad driving habits, like reading newspapers. » 9/22/10 1:45pm 9/22/10 1:45pm