Monday, November 7, 2011

Harrisburg Update

US texting driving laws
Texting while driving laws as of 2010.
States in red ban texting while driving for
all drivers, while those in yellow ban it for
new drivers.
Last week, the Senate sent two major pieces of legislation to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk, aimed at boosting safety for Pennsylvanians on the road and for students on the playing field. Lawmakers gave final approval to a measure that prohibits motorists from sending, receiving or reading text messages while driving. That measure passed the Senate on Tuesday with a 45-5 vote, one day after the House also overwhelmingly approved it. Mr. Corbett has spoken harshly about seeing drivers navigating their vehicle while their eyes are glued to a cell phone screen, and plans to sign the bill. Click here to read the Pittsburgh Post Gazette article.

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