Possibility of texting while driving ban in Texas - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Possibility of texting while driving ban in Texas

Posted: Updated:

Texas - There's a renewed push to ban texting while driving throughout the entire state of Texas.

Three bills were filed in November and several lawmakers are urging their colleagues to support the legislation.

Two of the bills would ban typing on a hand-held device for the purpose of sending an electronic message; covering everything from posting on Facebook, Twitter, sending an email or sending a traditional text message.

The third bill seeks to make any use of a cell phone without a hands-free device illegal.

During the 2011 legislative session, similar bills were passed, only to be vetoed by Governor Rick Perry in June.

Advocates say it's time for us to pass a uniform law to keep drivers on the road safe.

Relatives of those killed in accidents caused by texting while driving just recently spoke out at a legislative briefing to spread awareness of the dangers.

We spoke with the Amarillo Police Department who say they issued 35 warnings this past month to those violating the city's hands-free cell phone ordinance.

Starting Saturday, February 2nd, officers will begin issuing citations to anyone in violation.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Man charged with eluding police

    Man charged with eluding police

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-09-03 04:14:16 GMT
    LAWTON, Okla._A career criminal wanted for eluding local deputies during a high-speed chase is back behind bars.In July, Comanche County deputies chased Mark Ford through central Lawton. The chase ended near Tomlinson Middle School after Ford allegedly abandoned this car and ran away. Deputies and police searched the area along with a K-9 officer, but never found the suspect until late last week.Ford was charged Tuesday with attempting to distribute drugs, attempting to elude police, and enda...
    LAWTON, Okla._A career criminal wanted for eluding local deputies during a high-speed chase is back behind bars.In July, Comanche County deputies chased Mark Ford through central Lawton. The chase ended near Tomlinson Middle School after Ford allegedly abandoned this car and ran away. Deputies and police searched the area along with a K-9 officer, but never found the suspect until late last week.Ford was charged Tuesday with attempting to distribute drugs, attempting to elude police, and enda...
  • September marks National Preparedness Month

    September marks National Preparedness Month

    Sep 02, 2014 04:46 PM2014-09-02 23:48:58 GMT
    If your family doesn't have a disaster plan then now is the time to make one.
    If your family doesn't have a disaster plan then now is the time to make one.
  • Lawton enters Stage 3 water restrictions for the first time

    Lawton enters Stage 3 water restrictions for the first time

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:12:26 GMT
    For the first time ever, the City of Lawton will enforce Stage 3 water restrictions on its residents.
    For the first time ever, the City of Lawton will enforce Stage 3 water restrictions on its residents.
Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.