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Bill making texting while driving illegal for Oklahoma teens goes to Governor

Bill making texting while driving illegal for Oklahoma teens goes to Governor

Posted: May 25, 2010 4:47 PM
Updated: May 26, 2010 11:00 AM

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Legislature voted Tuesday to make it illegal for Oklahoma teens to text while driving.

State Senate Bill 1908, by Reps. Sue Tibbs and Danny Morgan and State Sen. Anthony Sykes, would prohibit any driver operating under a learner's permit or an intermediate driver's license (class D) from using a hand held electronic device to talk or text when the car is in motion.

In addition, learner's permit holders would only be able to drive between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 p.m.

"Young drivers need to focus on driving and learning how to be a good driver instead of talking to friends and potentially endangering their lives or the lives of others," said Tibbs, R-Tulsa... FULL ARTICLE


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