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Abbott appears undecided on signing texting-while-driving ban

Published on May 25, 2017 under CommunityImpact

Gov. Greg Abbott appears to be undecided on whether he will sign a proposed statewide ban on texting while driving that is now on his desk.  Abbott’s predecessor, Rick Perry, vetoed such a proposal in 2011, calling it a “government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults.” It looks like Abbott’s hangup on the latest effort, House Bill 62, is whether it does enough to pre-empt local ordinances regarding the practice.  “The Governor believes texting while driving has become deadly dangerous and that something must be done about it,” Abbott spokesman John Wittman said Thursday in a statement. “One thing […]

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Source: Community Impact- Round Rock