It's not nearly as fun as observing the importance of pancakes or cleavage, but it's certainly as material -- if not more. For the entire month of April, cops will be cracking down on careless drivers who are relentlessly texting, calling, or texting and calling while behind the wheel.
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We already know that texting and driving don't mix; neither does texting and walking.A 38-year-old woman was walking along the 700 block of Taylor Street after 8 p.m. last night while texting on her cell phone when a man grabbed it out of her hand and another man pushed her to the ground.
Now here 's a sure sign of hard financial times: Rather than ramp up the enforcement of texting and driving, sheriffs across the nation are asking you to sign a pledge, swearing you won't tap away at the keypad while behind the wheel.Camping onto AT&T's push to halt the "life-threatening" habit& ... More >>
We already know about the dangers of texting while driving, and yesterday we enlightened readers with information explaining how distracted pedestrians are pretty dumb, too. And texting while on transit? Well, that's just inviting a criminal to take the empty seat next to you. But if you happened to ... More >>
Drivers seem to really take the brunt of criticism, especially in a pedestrian-friendly city like San Francisco, where motorists and cyclists have more tension than a unhappy married couple. But here's some news you could use: Motorists aren't the only ones guilty of texting, playing video games, an ... More >>
If you were trying to orchestrate a cover up of your domestic violence, would you be texting your cronies about it?Mayor Ed Lee suspects that Ross Mirkarimi is a texting kind of guy, and his bid to oust the suspended-Sheriff might depend on it.
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California cops are cracking down on "zombie drivers" -- you know who you are, you multitasker drivers who think you can do it all.Those distracted drivers -- the ones, texting, eating, and reading, etc. while behind the wheel -- have also been responsible for hundreds of deaths over the last few ... More >>
One of the major missing pieces in the domestic-violence case against newly elected Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi emerged during his arraignment on three misdemeanor counts yesterday: Text messages and e-mails, allegedly sent by his wife, that prosecutors say demonstrate her concerns that Mirkarimi was ... More >>
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi appears in court ... for his own hearingUpdate: (4:41 p.m.): Judge Susan Breall issues stay away order, barring Sheriff from seeing his family. Meanwhile, prosecutors read Eliana Lopez's text messages in court. Read updated story below.Original story: Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi ... More >>
Everyone can appreciate a good sexting scandal, whether it involves a lonely politician or a seemingly untouchable pro athlete (pun intended). Yesterday, media outlets were graced not just with the story of Golden State Warriors star guard Monta Ellis' sexting, but photos of his penis that he allege ... More >>
If there were just an app to stop THIS.There's hardly a more unnecessary death than being run over by a busy driver texting "Where u at?" to a friend.That's why a construction debris hauler in Concord has created an app that lets parents or employers disable their kid's and workers' ability to te ... More >>
This is why you shouldn't text and driveTexting while behind the wheel happens all of the time. But firing a Muni operator -- that's a rarity.Muni did the seemingly impossible on Thursday and moved to fire the bus operator that was busted on video sending and receiving text messages while driving ... More >>
Crashes, doors flying open, drivers texting ... what's next?Just the other day Muni made headlines after a train door randomly opened while the light rail flew through the Metro Tunnel. Already dubious about Muni safety, riders are now learning about a bus operator who was busted texting while be ... More >>