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Fed Sec'y Looking Into Technology to Disable Cell Phones in Vehicles

http://dailycaller.com

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said using a cell phone while driving is so dangerous that devices may soon be installed in cars to forcibly stop drivers — and potentially anyone else in the vehicle — from using them... “There’s a lot of technology out there now that can disable phones and we’re looking at that.”
“Am I on a rampage,” said LaHood, who has made distracted driving a top priority of his tenure, “Yes, I am, and why shouldn’t I be?”

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German Judge Thinks Purpose of Speeding Laws is to Make Money

http://www.reuters.com

A German judge has shot to popularity after letting 42 speeding drivers off without charges in the last week because he thinks speed controls merely serve to fill the state's coffers rather than prevent accidents.
A spokesman for Herford court in northwestern Germany, said the judge, Helmut Knoener, believed speed controls were not conducted to ensure greater road safety, but rather to provide the cash-strapped state with an additional source of income.

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Town in England turns off traffic lights

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The town of Portishead, England shut off its traffic lights for about a month as an experiment. Did this result in chaos and carnage? No. Actually, it worked so well the light-off trial became permanent. Traffic density increased while travel time decreased. Pedestrians also found that they were arriving at their destinations in less time.

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Bans on Texting While Driving Actually Increases Crash Rate

http://www.clevelandleader.com

Laws that ban the practice of texting while driving are designed to keep drivers' attention on the road and avoid accidents, but new research published Tuesday by the Highway Loss Data Institute suggest otherwise.

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Free market driving reputation websites

http://www.newsweek.com

www.platewire.com
www.steerstraight.com
Here's some ideas that I've come across that are a reputation based system for reporting driving habits. I hope ideas like this can eventually be part of the insurance business. It can also show that traffic tickets are only for revenue, not improving driving behavior.

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