Cell phone-related crashes up, Missouri legislators introduce bills for a statewide ban on texting and driving (Capitol Day April 23rd!) | KRCG

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Texting and driving is perfectly legal in Missouri, as it remains one of three states without a full texting and driving ban. The other two states include Arizona and Montana. . . .

Missouri Senator Wayne Wallingford said texting and dangerous is incredibly dangerous, which is why he's proposed a bill to ban it across the state.

"You can't make decisions as easily if you're concentrating on something else, your reaction time is going to be slower," Wallingford said. "I think the safety of this bill to save lives is self-evident."

He said he knows people think they can text and drive at the same time, but he said the truth is, that we have "multitasking gadgets and unitasking minds."

Wallingford's bill Senate Bill 15 would ban all drivers from texting and driving, even while at a traffic light or stop sign.

MoBikeFed comment: Distracted driving--including texting while driving and other electronic device use while driving--will be one of the things we're talking with Missouri state legislators about at Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019.

Hope you can join us!

Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Day at the Capitol
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
Jefferson City, Missouri

Topics: Rock Island Trail, distracted driving, roadway safety, and more

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