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Families Testify At Capitol To Real Dangers Of Texting While Driving

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:13 PM CDT

Texas lawmakers Tuesday heard first hand from the survivors of distracted driving crashes in Texas.  The family members each brought a photograph to put a face to the tragedy.  The meeting was hosted by Rep. Tom Craddick (R-Midland) and Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Austin), authors of House Bill 63 and Senate Bill 28 which would ban all texting while driving in Texas.

The Texas Legislature passed a ban on texting while driving in the last session.  But it was vetoed by Gov. Perry who said education and not a ban was the best solution to the problem.  Senate Bill 28 and House Bill 63 are named in honor of Alex Brown a 19 year old from Wellman near Amarillo.  Alex died in a single car accident as she drove to school during her senior year in high school.  Her mother provided emotional testimony that Alex lost her life to texting while driving.

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KEYE TV No Text Zone   http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/ntz/


Fred CantúFamilies Testify At Capitol To Real Dangers Of Texting While Driving


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