Citing a need to protect Texans, Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed a bill banning texting while driving, shortly before calling on lawmakers to set clear statewide standards for all phone use behind the wheel.
“It took 10 years, but we got here,” said State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, who championed the bill with State Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland. “We got there with people and a lot of hard work to convince others texting while driving is dangerous and deadly.”
Previous attempts at texting bans either failed to get out of the Legislature or fell to the governor’s veto pen.