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