Texting Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 6/11/2012 6:10:45 AM EST
    Dylan Young, 18, poses for The Associated Press as a vehicle cruises by, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, in North Arlington, N.J. Young, a senior at North Arlington High, was in a fender-bender accident caused by being distracted while texting and driving. More than half of high school seniors say they text or email while driving, according to a jarring new study that offers the first federal statistics on how common the dangerous habit is in teens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Thursday, June 7, 2012. They come from a 2011 survey of about 15,000 high school students across the country. The study found 58 percent of high school seniors said that, in the previous month, they had texted or emailed while driving. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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    Posted: 6/11/2012 12:05:46 AM EST
    In this Friday, June 8, 2012 photo, Dr. Natasha Burgert talks about using social media in her practice at her office in Kansas City, Mo. There's a stereotype that says doctors shun technology that might threaten patients' privacy and their own pocketbooks. But a new breed of physicians is texting health messages to patients, tracking disease trends on Twitter, identifying medical problems on Facebook pages and communicating with patients through email. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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    Posted: 6/11/2012 12:05:46 AM EST
    In this Friday, June 8, 2012 photo, Dr. Natasha Burgert works with patients while using social media as part of her practice, in Kansas City, Mo. There's a stereotype that says doctors shun technology that might threaten patients' privacy and their own pocketbooks. But a new breed of physicians is texting health messages to patients, tracking disease trends on Twitter, identifying medical problems on Facebook pages and communicating with patients through email. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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    Posted: 6/11/2012 12:05:46 AM EST
    In this Friday, June 8, 2012 photo, Dr. Natasha Burgert talks about using social media in her practice at her office in Kansas City, Mo. There's a stereotype that says doctors shun technology that might threaten patients' privacy and their own pocketbooks. But a new breed of physicians is texting health messages to patients, tracking disease trends on Twitter, identifying medical problems on Facebook pages and communicating with patients through email. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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    Posted: 6/7/2012 8:40:46 PM EST
    Dylan Young, 18, a senior at North Arlington High, stands Wednesday, June 6, 2012, near the site where he was in a fender bender caused by being distracted while texting and driving, in North Arlington, N.J. More than half of high school seniors say they text or email while driving, according to a jarring new study that offers the first federal statistics on how common the dangerous habit is in teens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Thursday, June 7, 2012. They come from a 2011 survey of about 15,000 high school students across the country. The study found 58 percent of high school seniors said that, in the previous month, they had texted or emailed while driving. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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    Posted: 6/7/2012 2:30:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2011 file photo, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speaks in Philadelphia. LaHood is stepping up efforts to fight distracted driving and is pressuring states to ban texting and hand-held cellphone use by drivers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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    Posted: 6/7/2012 10:03:30 AM EST
    Defendant Aaron Deveau, 18, walks towards the stand at Haverhill District Court in Haverhill, Mass. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, where he is on trial on charges of motor vehicle homicide while texting. Authorities say the then-17-year-old Deveau was texting when he crossed the center line of a Haverhill street on Feb. 20, 2011 and crashed into a vehicle driven by 55-year-old Donald Bowley of Danville, N.H., who died 18 days later in the hospital. (AP Photo/Eagle Tribune, Paul Bilodeau, Pool)
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    Posted: 6/7/2012 10:03:30 AM EST
    Defendant Aaron Deveau, 18, takes the oath prior to taking the stand at Haverhill District Court in Haverhill, Mass. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, where he is on trial on charges of motor vehicle homicide while texting. Authorities say the then-17-year-old Deveau was texting when he crossed the center line of a Haverhill street on Feb. 20, 2011 and crashed into a vehicle driven by 55-year-old Donald Bowley of Danville, N.H., who died 18 days later in the hospital. (AP Photo/Eagle Tribune, Paul Bilodeau, Pool)
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    Posted: 6/7/2012 10:03:30 AM EST
    Defendant Aaron Deveau, 18, listens to assistant district attorney Ashlee Logan while testifying at Haverhill District Court in Haverhill, Mass. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, where he is on trial on charges of motor vehicle homicide while texting. Authorities say the then-17-year-old Deveau was texting when he crossed the center line of a Haverhill street on Feb. 20, 2011 and crashed into a vehicle driven by 55-year-old Donald Bowley of Danville, N.H., who died 18 days later in the hospital. ((AP Photo/Eagle Tribune, Paul Bilodeau, Pool)
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    Posted: 6/7/2012 10:03:30 AM EST
    Defendant Aaron Deveau, 18, listens to assistant district attorney Ashlee Logan while testifying at Haverhill District Court in Haverhill, Mass. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, where he is on trial on charges of motor vehicle homicide while texting. Authorities say the then-17-year-old Deveau was texting when he crossed the center line of a Haverhill street on Feb. 20, 2011 and crashed into a vehicle driven by 55-year-old Donald Bowley of Danville, N.H., who died 18 days later in the hospital. (AP Photo/Eagle Tribune, Paul Bilodeau, Pool)
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    Posted: 6/3/2012 1:50:47 PM EST
    In this Thursday, May 24, 2012 photo, Anna Schiferl, right, and her mother, Joanna, pose for a photograph holding their cell phones in the dining room of their LaGrange, Ill. home. Statistics from the Pew Internet & American Life Project show that, these days, many people with cell phones prefer texting over a phone call. It?s not always young people, though the data indicates that the younger you are, the more likely you are to prefer texting. But many experts say the most successful communicators will, of course, have the ability to do both talk or text, and know the most appropriate times to use those skills. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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    Posted: 6/3/2012 1:50:47 PM EST
    In this Thursday, May 24, 2012 photo, Anna Schiferl, right, sits with her mother, Joanna, holding their cell phones in the living room of their LaGrange, Ill., home. Statistics from the Pew Internet & American Life Project show that, these days, many people with cell phones prefer texting over a phone call. It?s not always young people, though the data indicates that the younger you are, the more likely you are to prefer texting. But many experts say the most successful communicators will, of course, have the ability to do both talk or text, and know the most appropriate times to use those skills. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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    Posted: 6/3/2012 1:50:47 PM EST
    In this Thursday, May 24, 2012 photo, Anna Schiferl, foreground, texts her mother, Joanna, as they pose for a photograph in their LaGrange, Ill. home. Statistics from the Pew Internet & American Life Project show that, these days, many people with cell phones prefer texting over a phone call. It?s not always young people, though the data indicates that the younger you are, the more likely you are to prefer texting. But many experts say the most successful communicators will, of course, have the ability to do both talk or text, and know the most appropriate times to use those skills. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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    Posted: 12/17/2011 1:35:52 PM EST
    In this Dec. 15, 2011 photo, several cars sit parked outside of John F. Hodge High School in St. James, Mo. The school continues mourning the August 2010 death of 15-year-old marching band member Jessica Brinker in a freeway pileup involving two of the school district's buses. Investigators say the driver who began the chain-reaction accident was texting in the moments before the wreck, and federal transportation officials are keying on the accident as reason for their call for all states to ban cell phone use while driving. (AP Photo/Jim Suhr)
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    Posted: 12/17/2011 1:35:52 PM EST
    In this Dec. 15, 2011 photo, bright knee-high socks and wreaths of flowers adorn Jessica Brinker's headstone at a Catholic cemetery in St. James, Mo. Brinker was 15 when she was killed in August 2010 when the bus on which she was riding with fellow members of her high school's marching band was involved in a pileup accident investigators say began with a pickup truck's driver who had been texting behind the wheel. Federal transportation officials are keying on the crash as reason for their call for all states to ban cell phone use by drivers. (AP Photo/Jim Suhr)
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    Posted: 12/16/2011 3:30:46 AM EST
    FILE - In a Tuesday, June 24, 2008 file photo, a sign warning drivers that hands-free technology will be required starting July 1, displays its message over a highway in San Francisco. While most states have banned texting among drivers and a number have also prohibited hand-held phones, the Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board is to outlaw all behind-the-wheel cell phone use, wireless or not. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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    Posted: 12/14/2011 9:05:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, a rescue worker is seen at the scene of an accident involving two school buses, a tractor-trailer and another passenger vehicle, near Gray Summit, Mo. Federal safety investigators say a 19-year-old driver was texting at the time his pickup truck, two school buses and other vehicles collided in a deadly pileup on an interstate highway in Missouri last year. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the information Monday. The board is scheduled to meet Tuesday to hear the results of an investigation into the accident near Gray Summit, Mo., and to make safety recommendations. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
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    Posted: 12/13/2011 9:40:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, a crumpled vehicle is seen between a school bus and a tractor-trailer near Gray Summit, Mo. Federal safety investigators say a 19-year-old driver was texting at the time his pickup truck, two school buses and other vehicles collided in a deadly pileup on an interstate highway in Missouri last year. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the information Monday. The board is scheduled to meet Tuesday to hear the results of an investigation into the accident near Gray Summit, Mo., and to make safety recommendations. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)