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.
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