East Texas mayors say distracted driving should be handled by state

East Texas mayors say distracted driving should be handled by state
KEVIN GREEN
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 9:06am

If texting while driving is to be banned, East Texas mayors said Tuesday, it should be done under state law. But if the state again fails to outlaw the practice, some said they may have no choice but to make it a local or regional issue.

“I don’t really care whether it’s dealt with at the state level or the local level,” said Henderson Mayor Pat Brack. “But I do think that texting while driving should be banned.”

Area mayors were interviewed as Texas lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday from families who lost loved ones to distracted driving wrecks and were urging the state to ban texting behind the wheel.

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