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New Texting and Driving Law Hits Road Bumps in Jefferson City


Distracted Driving is a problem in Missouri. Missouri teenagers text while driving which presents a danger to motorists and their passengers. Lawmakers have been pushing bills to attempt to stop people from texting or emailing while driving. The Senate Transportation Committee heard testimony Wednesday on a bill that would prohibit all drivers - not just those 21 and younger - from texting while driving. Because similar bills have failed in the past, Democratic Sen. Robin Wright-Jones of St. Louis proposed making texting a secondary offense - meaning police would have to pull motorists over for something else before they could write a ticket for texting. Others would prefer to make texting a primary offense which would allow police to pull people over for texting or emailing while driving.