Texas Texting Ban Held Up in Senate Transportation Committee

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Recently, the Texas House approved a ban on texting while driving throughout the state, clearing the measure to be heard in front of the Senate.  But that vote has been delayed thanks to members of the Senate Transportation Committee not yet electing to allow the measure to come in front of the entire legislative body.  In a new report, proponents of the ban, including those who have lost loved ones to accidents stemming from distracted driving, seem unable to believe that Texas lags behind so many other states on the issue.  A woman whose daughter provided the name of the proposed bill explains that texting isn’t just carried out by teens.  A California woman also called for passage of the bill, as did a mother who explained that the texting driver responsible for her daughter’s death faced no punishment for the transgression.

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