Financial Incentives For Passage of Texas Texting and Driving Ban

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Texas is in the midst of considering a texting and driving ban, but a new report talks about how public safety isn’t the only thing at stake.  The Senate sponsor of the bill has stressed the idea that the state won’t be eligible for a $17.5 million grant from the country’s Department of Transportation if they don’t pass more stringent laws on texting and driving.  The Senate Transportation Committee debated the proposed ban, which has already cleared the House, two days ago.  In addition to hearing about the financial impact this would have, members of the Committee also listened to families affected by distracted driving tell their harrowing stories.

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