There are two highway safety bills in the Alabama Legislature that should become law. Both bills have passed the House, and are now in the Senate. One bill would establish a statewide ban on texting while driving. The other would strengthen the state’s graduated driver license law by limiting the number of teen passengers in a vehicle with a teen driver, adjusting nighttime driving restrictions and prohibiting the use of a hand-held communication device by teen drivers. These bills should be passed by the Senate. Several safety and consumer groups, including AAA, have endorsed these bills. AAA Alabama spokesman Clay Ingram had this to say:
We have a terrific opportunity within our reach to make Alabama’s highways safer for all motorists. We have one of the worst teen fatality rates in the country, and passing these bills will absolutely help save lives.
Hopefully each of these bills will pass. Each is needed in my opinion. If you agree contact your Senator and House member and ask them to vote for them.
Source: Birmingham News
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