Measure Proposes States Ban Texting While Driving--Or Lose Highway Funding

A measure introduced in the U.S. Senate would require states to ban texting while driving or risk losing highway funding.

Under the proposal, states that don't ban texting or e0mailing while driving would lose 25% percent of their federal highway financing.

The Transportation Secretary would be required to issue guidelines within six months of the measure being signed into law and states would have two years to approve the bans.

A number of recent studies show there's a significant increase of crashing when drivers are texting.


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