Monday, January 18, 2010

Wisconsin State Assembly to vote Tuesday on proposal to ban texting while driving

Link to January 18 Wausau Daily Herald article.

Excerpt: The state Assembly on Tuesday plans to vote on a bill that would impose fines on people who send texts or e-mails from behind the wheel.

"Passing this legislation will go a long way in reducing the number of traffic accidents and fatalities and will help make our roads safer," said Rep. Tom Nelson, D-Kaukauna, majority leader of the state Assembly. "We know that distracted driving is the third leading cause of fatal crashes, after alcohol and speeding."

Nineteen states, the District of Columbia and Guam already have bans, according to the National Governors Association.

I wonder if the reporter meant the Governors Highway Safety Association?

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