Lawmakers Renew Push to Ban Texting While Driving

At a legislative briefing Tuesday, relatives of men and women killed in accidents caused by texting while driving sat in committee chairs at a room in the Capitol. In front of each was a framed photograph of one of the deceased.

Outside, as part of a program called It Can Wait, AT&T set up a driving simulation station, resembling a video game, that showed the dangers of trying to send a text message while driving. Participants were asked to sign a pledge to never text and drive again.

The events were designed to garner support for three bills filed in ...

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