Lawmakers could consider ban on texting while driving
Legislation to make texting while driving illegal is expected to be introduced to North Carolina lawmakers next week.Posted — Updated
“When I am trying to dial that number, I quickly end up in another lane. Most people will be honest and tell you (that) when you take your eyes off that road, you are asking for trouble,” said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Garland Pierce, D-Scotland.
“I do it all the time and it is distracting,” Stephens said.
In the cell phone talking ban bill being proposed, a hands-free device is allowed.
Text-messaging is banned for all drivers in seven states (Alaska, California, Connecticut, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey and Washington) and the District of Columbia, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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