Nebraska lawmakers will consider banning sending or receiving text messages while drivingBy AP
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Bill would ban texting while driving in Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. — Sending or receiving text messages while driving may soon be illegal in Nebraska.
State Sen. John Harms of Scottsbluff introduced a bill Thursday to ban texting while driving. It would bring Nebraska in line with 19 other states and the District of Columbia.
Harms says he thinks texting is a dangerous distraction for drivers.
In an Associated Press survey of Nebraska’s 49 lawmakers, 22 said they supported such a ban. Only five senators said they opposed a ban. Six said they were unsure about a ban, and 16 did not participate in the survey.
AAA Motor Club and the National Safety Council are encouraging all states to outlaw any cell-phone use and texting while driving.
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