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CONSIDER THIS: Texting ban

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi should have a new law banning texting and social media use while driving as soon as Governor Bryant signs the bill.

Consider This:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says driving a vehicle while texting is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. Today's teen are attached to their phones. They are also more likely to be involved in an accident. Thankfully Mississippi enacted legislation a few years ago to target teen texting and driving. However, many adults are just as negligent and this new law addresses those dangerous drivers.

There are 44 states that ban texting and driving; Mississippi will make it 45. This is common sense legislation and I applaud state leaders who made this happen. It sure is nice to say this is one category where Mississippi doesn't rank last.

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