Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has banned state employees in his state from sending text messages while driving government-owned vehicles. Gov. Beshear issued an executive order that says he took the step in an effort to reduce the number of traffic accidents caused by driver distraction. He said the state and its 34,000 employees need to set an example for other drivers.
The Governor’s order defines texting as any form of electronic data communication, including reading or entering data into handheld or other electronic devices. The order says that includes SMS texting, e-mailing, instant messaging, and obtaining navigational information. Employees involved in public safety are exempted from the ban. Governor Beshear is calling the ban his “Eyes on the Road” effort.
Source: Insurance Journal
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