An Alabama House committee approved a bill that would prohibit sending text messages on a cell phone while driving a motor vehicle. The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee approved the bill introduced by Rep. Jim McClendon. The legislation would make it a traffic violation to drive on a public highway or street while text messaging. A driver would be fined $25 for a first violation, $50 for a second violation and $75 the third time a driver is stopped for texting while driving. Rep. McClendon says texting is one of the most dangerous things someone can do while driving. Hopefully this will pass both the House and Senate and be signed into law.
Source: Associated Press
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