Cellular South Says New Law That Bans Texting for Some Teenagers a ‘Good First Step’
Wireless Carrier Urges State Lawmakers To Pass Legislation Prohibiting All Motorists From Texting While Driving
“This is a good first step in
Under Senate Bill 2280 signed by Gov. Barbour, drivers with an intermediate license, a learning permit or a temporary driving permit – mostly 15 and 16 year olds – would be prohibited from texting from their cell phone while driving. The bill also adds six months to the length of time teenagers must wait before they receive driver’s licenses.
Violators of the texting ban, which takes effect
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
“We believe in safe, sensible and limited use of a cell phone when you’re behind the wheel,” Richmond said. “As a driver, your No. 1 priority should always be operating the vehicle safely and since texting clearly interferes with that ability, it should not be allowed,” he added. “We hope the Legislature and Gov. Barbour will consider imposing a complete text messaging ban while driving for all motorists during next year’s session.”
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