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Ban on texting, driving easily passes Texas House vote

from Abilene Reporter-News

The House approved, 98-47, the criminalization of texting while driving, despite opposition from Gov. Rick Perry, who has vetoed a texting-while-driving bill before. The bill still requires a perfunctory third reading in the House and then Senate approval before heading to the governor. Police could have a tough time with the texting-while-driving ban, should it become state law, San Angelo Police Department Chief Tim Vasquez said. "It's a very difficult law to enforce," Vasquez said. Someone could say they were looking up a number or looking at a map, he said, both exceptions in the bill. more

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