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Mississippi Could Ban Texting and Driving


JACKSON, Miss. — You might want to get use to letting your cell phone ring. There’s a big push coming up for a ban on texting and driving.

“It kills.  It’s dangerous; and it creates a problem, not just for the person who is doing the texting, but for the other driver too,” said Senate Highways and Transportation Committee Chairman Willie Simmons (D) Cleveland.

So come this January Simmons said he plans to push legislation to ban texting and driving, a move he knows won’t be favorable to some drivers.  “But like any other situation, I think we have to take things that are harmful to the public, address them, and make sure we always have good safe highways.”

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