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Proposed Texas law would outlaw texting while driving

Although several Texas cities have laws banning texting while driving, House Bill 242 could take effect statewide


By Garner Roberts
Abilene Reporter-News

Among the more than 100 bills that landed on the desk of Gov. Rick Perry this week from the final weekend of the 82nd session of the Texas Legislature was a measure that bans sending or reading emails, texts or instant messages while driving.

Although several Texas cities have laws banning texting while driving, House Bill 242 could take effect statewide on Sept. 1.

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