(CNN) -- Here's a sobering statistic for the unofficial start of summer, when we gear up for picnics, barbecues and our kids having more free time on their hands: Memorial Day kicks off what's known as 100 deadliest days for teen drivers.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- New graphic warnings about texting and driving will be coming to your TV and computer this month.
Texting and driving takes thousands of lives each year -- even right here in the Ozarks. A Northwest Arkansas mother shares the story of how she lost her daughter in a texting and driving accident.
BRANSON, Mo. -- Zipping around the track wearing goggles to simulate intoxicated driving sends a message about responsibility.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Cell phone providers around the country hope more people will commit today, to never text and drive
We've all heard the warnings: Don't text and drive. Now, a New Jersey state appeals court has an addendum: Don't text a driver -- or you could be held liable if he causes a crash.
JOPLIN, MO.--- Texting and driving has surpassed drinking and driving as the leading cause of teen deaths, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The number of traffic crashes in Springfield dropped from January through November last year, but deaths from those crashes were higher. And cell phone use while driving continues to be a major cause of wrecks.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The latest statistics from the National Safety Council show nearly 25 percent of all accidents are caused by cell phones.
A new survey conducted for AT&T says adult drivers are driving and texting even more than teens.
ROANOKE, Va. -- Distracted driving is a national epidemic that could have deadly consequences. One company in Virginia has come up with a new technology that could prevent drivers from texting while they're at the wheel.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An Arkansas legislator files a bill to increase penalties for texting while driving.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Fayetteville police are beefing up patrols Monday and Tuesday on North College Avenue in an effort to cut down on distracted driving.
MONETT, Mo. -- "Well honestly yeah, I do text and drive. I don't do it often, but yeah I do," states Alanzo Meza, Monett High School Senior.
CARTHAGE, MO.-- Kenny McNamara says he hopes no parent will ever have to experience the loss of a child. He knows all to well because his daughter, Kendra, died last Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An Arkansas representative wants harsher penalties for and more enforcement of texting and driving violations.
As teens head back to school, it can mean more time in the car alone driving to class and after-school jobs. With distracted driving a major hazard for inexperienced drivers, some apps can help parents keep an eye on their teens.
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Texting while driving illegal in Illinois and other states, but that doesn't stop people from doing it.
AT&T is ramping up it's "It Can Wait" campaign. First launched in 2009, the campaign aims to curb texting and driving, especially among young drivers. It
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- A couple of guys from northwest Arkansas have developed a website designed to draw attention to, and bust, distracted drivers.
Text it up, Arkansas. It's been nearly three years since lawmakers banned the practice of texting while driving, but enforcement is virtually non-existent.
(Liberty, MO) -- A Kansas City teenager pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in a fatal crash that happened when she was texting.
(Kansas City, MO) -- Thursday, prosecutors in Missouri charged a teenager with manslaughter for allegedly causing a deadly crash last year. They say she was busy with her phone and not looking at the road.
(Jefferson City, MO) -- A state Senator from St. Louis has offered a new approach to expanding the state's current texting while driving ban.
(Gray Summit, MO)--There is new information today about an investigation into a deadly crash on a Missouri highway near St. Louis last year.
(Ash Grove, MO) -- Imagine stumbling upon a gruesome car crash. That concept becomes a reality today for students at Ash Grove High School. A mock car crash will help the students understand the consequences of texting and driving.
A new study shows driving while typing or reading text messages could double a driver's reaction time.
(Springfield, MO) -- Texting drivers ran off the road, plowed through pedestrians, and zoomed down virtual streets Wednesday.
(Jefferson City, MO) -- The Missouri House has given final approval to legislation that includes a texting-while-driving ban that applies to drivers of any age.
(Jefferson City, MO) -- A Senate committee on transportation has approved a bill that would apply Missouri's texting while driving ban to drivers of all ages.
AT&T is launching a new campaign against texting and driving.