Wash. Outlaws Driving and Texting

May 14, 2007
Add typing to the list of distractions being outlawed across the country. CBS5.com from Seattle reports that the Washington state legislature has followed through with a bill that bans text messaging while driving.

Washington’s not alone. While handheld cellphones are banned in several states, banning text messaging is the new frontier as PDAs and smartphones and text messaging become more popular. New Jersey and Arizona are also studying texting bans, the Web site reports.

The Washington law was proposed after a 2006 accident in which a driver on a Seattle highway caused a five-car accident while reading his BlackBerry at the wheel.

We’re interested to hear your thoughts. Should texting—or even handheld cell phones—be made illegal? Are you guilty of texting and driving? And what’s the worst example of distracted driving you’ve seen? Tell us below.

Washington State Bans Texting While Driving—CBS5.com

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