Outgoing Senator David Pearce talks about work to ban texting while driving; MO just one of 4 states lacking texting-while-driving ban | Ozarks First

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Another measure near and dear to Pearce’s heart is one that would ban texting while driving. Pearce is disappointed that his legislation did not pass this year that would ban texting while driving.

“It’s extremely dangerous. It kills. It is something that Missouri is only one of four states that doesn’t have banned texting while driving,” says Pearce. “I wish I could’ve got that done but sometimes it’s just not time.”

MoBikeFed comment: Senator Pearce has been a real champion for bicycling, walking, trails, and road safety during his time on the Missouri General Assembly.

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