If at first you don’t succeed…
From the Dallas Morning News:
A statewide ban on texting while driving won final passage in the Texas House with a 97-45 vote this week.
The legislation by Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, now heads to the Senate. It’s unclear what its final outcome will be if it reaches Gov. Rick Perry’s desk because two years ago Perry vetoed a similar bill.
Craddick’s bill, known as the Alex Brown Memorial Act, honors a Lubbock teen killed while texting and driving. It would ban texting, emailing or reading instant-messaging while driving. Violators could face a $100 fine and a misdemeanor traffic ticket. Motorists could still talk on their cell phones while driving.