Saturday, June 04, 2011

Maine bans texting while driving

With the stroke of Gov. Paul LePage's pen yesterday, Maine became the 33rd state to ban texting by drivers. All road users, whether bicyclists, drivers, or pedestrians, will be safer when the law takes effect in September. Most of those 33 states have acted during the three years that Florida lawmakers hemmed and hawed over similar proposals. What is it about Florida that prevents taking this step to end a deadly habit that is spreading by the week? Maine governor signs bill banning texting while driving; LaHood congratulates state for action

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