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The Texting Ban Should Be Passed

According to a Houston Chronicle opinion piece, Texas should begin to close in on passing a texting ban throughout the state.  The Texas Department of Transportation reports that 361 of the fatal crashes in 2011 were caused by distraction, driver inattention, or cell phone use, and that one out of four crashes involve driver distraction.

The National Traffic Safety Board has been fighting to put an end to distracted driving for many years now, and has achieved considerable success. 39 states plus the District of Columbia have laws banning texting while driving. Legislation is currently in the state Legislature to ban the practice in Texas. Texas has the largest highway system in the nation, and the NTSB believes that texting bans save lives.

At, we also agree that a texting ban is long overdue. We see cases every day where accidents occurred because of distracted driving. For more information of just how bad the problem has gotten, take a look at this infographic. Call your state representative and tell them to pass the ban.

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