texting http://kmuw.org en Highway Patrol Launches 10-Day Initiative To Crack Down On Texting While Driving http://kmuw.org/post/highway-patrol-launches-10-day-initiative-crack-down-texting-while-driving <p>The Kansas Highway Patrol is launching a 10-day initiative that emphasizes enforcement of a state ban on texting while driving.</p><p>The patrol said that starting today, troopers would be looking for drivers who are violating the law and giving them citations. The initiative will overlap with the patrol’s Fourth of July initiatives to stop impaired drivers.</p><p>But the stepped-up enforcement of the texting ban will run through July 10.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:25:34 +0000 Associated Press 36788 at http://kmuw.org The Human Factor: The Real Danger Of Cell Phones http://kmuw.org/post/human-factor-real-danger-cell-phones <p>Many states have either outlawed or about to outlaw the use of cell phones while driving. But the real dangers of cell phone use while driving are not as obvious as they may seem.</p><p>The real danger lies in how the human mind functions.<br><br>Oftentimes individuals will explain that they use a “hands-free” headset or in car Bluetooth system. Many times people think that this resolves distraction issues because they believe that it’s the physical interaction with the device itself that causes the problem.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph R. Keebler 16389 at http://kmuw.org The Human Factor: The Real Danger Of Cell Phones Richard Crowson: Deep In The Heart Of Texting http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-deep-heart-texting <p></p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 1685 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: Deep In The Heart Of Texting