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Indiana House committee backs ban on texting while driving

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) An Indiana House committee has advanced a bill that would make it illegal to send text messages or e-mails while driving.

The House Public Policy Committee approved the bill unanimously Wednesday and sent it to the full House. The bill would make such uses of electronic devices while driving a Class C infraction with a possible fine of $500. Proponents say it would save lives.

The Governors Highway Safety Association says 19 states have outlawed the practices.

The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday it is prohibiting truck and bus drivers from sending text messages on hand-held devices while operating commercial vehicles.


Posted 1/27/2010




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