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Oklahoma House Bill Aims to Outlaw Texting While Driving

By Car Accident Help on March 11, 2011

Oklahoma is considering a new law that would ban texting while driving, according to KRMG. AAA Oklahoma has decided to endorse the bill in an effort to make the roads safer and create awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. House Bill 1316 was created by Rep. Danny Morgan and has already been passed by the House Public Safety committee. It will now be voted on by the full House, with the decision deadline being March 17. If the anti-texting bill is not voted on by then, it will die.

So far, 33 states in the U.S., Washington, D.C., and Guam have passed anti-texting laws. AAA Oklahoma cites the two main reasons for the bill: their members have reported that they consider texting and emailing while driving a very serious threat to their safety; and results from a 2009 Virginia Tech Transportation Institute study, which concluded that motorists who text and drive are 23 times more likely to be involved in a car crash. Read the rest »

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