New effort underway to make texting while driving in Texas illegal
AUSTIN, TX (KTRK) -- A new effort underway in Texas to outlaw texting while driving.
Yesterday was the first day lawmakers in Austin could file bills for the next legislative session and the proposal was once again on the list.
A similar bill passed during the legislature's last session, but Governor Perry vetoed it and claimed the government was overreaching and trying to micro-manage the behavior of adults.
State law already bans drivers under 18 from texting while driving.
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