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Texting and Driving
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Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 8:09am

The Texas Legislature is once again seeking to ban texting while driving.  The Legislature passed such a ban in 2011. However, it was vetoed by Governor Perry, on the reasoning that the right to text while driving trumped public safety concerns. 

The Houston Chronicle details the efforts by Tom Craddick to pass the ban again:

"This is a uniform ban across the state that is about public safety and saving lives," said Republican state Rep. Tom Craddick of Midland, who is the longest-serving member of the House.

Perry characterizes a texting-while-driving ban as a form of government micromanagement. He says educating drivers is the key to deterrence.

Perry will no doubt be under pressure from the cell phone companies to veto this effort as well.