Group Calls on All States to Ban Texting While Driving

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety called on nine states today to pass primary laws banning text messaging by all drivers. The group said in a report that four states (Arizona, Missouri, Montana, and Texas) have not yet adopted text messaging restrictions on all drivers, while five states (Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, and South Dakota) have adopted laws subject to secondary enforcement, which means drivers must be stopped for another offense. “In order to get people to pay attention while operating a vehicle and to adopt safer behaviors, education must be combined with strong laws and appropriate enforcement,” the organization said in an annual report on state highway safety laws. “This is the tried and true method to change behavior and improve safety.”

Courtesy TRDaily