Today, the House Transportation Committee will hold hearings on a possible statewide ban on texting while driving.
The testimony will likely include testimony from the parents of Alex Brown, who was a promising teen-ager killed while she was texting and driving. (I’ve previously written on her tragic story and the amazing things her family is doing trying to warn others.)
There are currently five bills pending that would regulate the use of cell phones in cars. I haven’t had time to look at all of them, but in general, I agree with the concept of making it illegal to text while drive. This is a common-sense issue, and you wouldn’t think that we would need laws to tell people that this is a bad idea. But apparently we do, because people are killed or seriously injured on a regular basis from these problems.