CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Local

State House To Revisit Distracted Driving Ban

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

494849761 10 State House To Revisit Distracted Driving BanCelebrating National Underwear Day

465887719 State House To Revisit Distracted Driving BanFacebook Users – Beware The App!

 alt=JLo Shows Off Her Best Assets In New Cover

904255 10 State House To Revisit Distracted Driving BanRemembering Robin Williams

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

Fantasy_tile

VOTE: Best Coaches In American Sports

AUSTIN (AP) - The latest push to ban texting while driving in Texas could set off another showdown at the Capitol.

Among the bills on the House calendar Wednesday is a measure that would make texting behind the wheel illegal in Texas. More than two dozen Republicans and Democrats are carrying the proposal that would hit drivers with a potential $100 fine if they’re caught texting on the road.

Texas is one of fewer than a dozen states where texting while driving remains legal.

Gov. Rick Perry has signaled he wants to keep it that way. He vetoed a texting while driving ban two years ago and has characterized the proposal as government micromanagement.

Several cities, including San Antonio and Austin, have local texting and driving bans in absence of a state law.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

MOST VIEWED GALLERIES

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 42,311 other followers