Texas (The Texas Tribune) — Lawmakers on Tuesday took their first crack at a bill designed to ban texting while driving, reviewing statistics suggesting that bans in other states have not reduced accidents and are difficult to enforce, and discussing ways to make the proposed law more effective if it passes in Texas.
Although numerous bills have been filed in the state Legislature to ban the practice, the one considered today was House Bill 63, filed by state Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, and several other coauthors. State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, has filed Senate Bill 28, a companion bill. Their bills would ban typing on a handheld device to send an electronic message while behind the wheel.
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