AP Survey: Ala. lawmakers want driver texting ban

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Most members of the Alabama Legislature
say they support a bill to make it illegal to send text messages
and drive at the same time.

In an Associated Press survey of lawmakers, 81 percent of House
members responding said they would support the proposed legislation
by Representative Jim McClendon, a Republican from Springville. One
percent were opposed and 18 percent said they were undecided. In
the Senate, 77 percent said they would support the bill, while 10
percent were opposed and 13 percent undecided.

Responding to the survey were 70 percent of House members and 94
percent of senators.

McClendon says text messaging while driving is dangerous because
it causes a person to take his or her eyes off the road.


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