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Governor signs distracted drivers bill

Governor signs distracted drivers bill

posted 04/14/10 10:30 am

producer: Phil Price 

Oklahoma City - State Rep. Rex Duncan commended Gov. Brad Henry (web | news) for signing into law a piece of legislation that will allow law enforcement to cite drivers who drive dangerously while using their cell phone, but prohibit them from initiating a traffic stop simply for operating a cell phone.

“My legislation is a nice compromise between penalizing drivers who use cell phones and ignoring a growing public safety concern,” Duncan, R-Sand Springs said. “Operating a cell phone can distract the driver and cause an accident, but we shouldn’t penalize drivers who are otherwise driving safely.”

House Bill 2276 amends the law to require law officers to observe driving that “poses an articulable danger to other drivers.”... FULL ARTICLE


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