Lane County Offers Emergency Text Alerts

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is looking to get the word out about its emergency alert system. The system is called “alert me.” Emergency management leaders with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office says it’s a vital tool for alerting people in the 21st century. All you have to do is go … Continue reading »

Study: Dangers of Texting and Walking

(CNN) — Texting and walking. A lot of us do both, but what happens when we do them together? A new nationwide study out of the Ohio State University estimates more than 1,500 pedestrians were estimated to be treated in emergency rooms in 2010 for injuries related to using a cell phone while walking. Professor … Continue reading »

Study: Hands-Free Texting Not Safe

EUGENE, Ore. — A new study from AAA suggests hand-free texting is even more dangerous than simply talking on a cell phone. Researchers found that using speech-to-text is actually most distracting of all. They say it actually uses more brain concentration rather than talking on the phone or listening to a book on tape or … Continue reading »

Police Crack Down on Texting & Driving

EUGENE, Ore. — Law enforcement across Oregon plans a crack down on texting while driving this February. Police say the problem is deadly and they’re making it a top priority. Just about everyone sends text messages these days; with the extra texting, there comes a dangerous problem for drivers everywhere. “Texting while driving can be … Continue reading »