April 15, 2012
April 10, 2012(Key vote)
Title: Prohibits Texting While Driving
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that prohibits texting while driving.
Prohibits drivers from the following while their vehicle is in motion (Sec. 1):
Reading or typing a text message; or
Communicating on a computer, PDA, or other device with a visual display.
Exempts devices installed in emergency vehicles if the user of the device reasonably believes that the information on the device is necessary to respond to a health, safety, or criminal matter (Sec. 5).