AUSTIN - It's already illegal in some parts of Texas and now a lawmaker in Austin is trying to ban texting behind the wheel statewide. That includes while you're stopped at a red light or stop sign.
The Texas House approved the ban on texting while driving. It now heads to the Senate.
Lawmakers approved a statewide texting ban in 2011, but then-Gov. Rick Perry vetoed it.
Gov. Greg Abbott says it's too early to say whether he'll veto a ban.
How much will this law help though? A study released by AAA dealing with distracted driving by teens:
- Cell phones caused 12% of accidents
- Just talking to passengers was at 15%
- Singing or dancing to music was the cause in 6% of cases
Geez, how long until those driverless cars are ready?