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NCSL Says 23 States Consider Banning Texting While Driving

Lawmakers in 23 states are considering legislation aimed at prohibiting drivers from texting while behind the wheel, a practice already banned in 19 states. Legislators...
January 27, 2010

Lawmakers in 23 states are considering legislation aimed at prohibiting drivers from texting while behind the wheel, a practice already banned in 19 states. Legislators in 34 states are working on 194 bills that seek to curb distracted driving, said an expert with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Justin McNaull, auto club AAA's director of state relations, says he expects "a dozen or more" new texting bans to pass this year. "There's clear public disapproval of the behavior, and there's strong public support for a law," he says.

States Go After Texting Drivers (USA Today 1/25/10)

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