Texting while driving could be primary offense

The Legislature’s Transportation and Telecommunications Committee considers making texting while driving a primary offense with a bill presented by Senator John Harms of Scottsbluff.

Nine people testified in support of the bill Monday. Nobody testified against or took a neutral position.

Harms said he wants to give police a tool to enforce the law and keep drivers’ eyes on the road and minds on driving. Sen. Annette Dubas of Fullerton questioned, however, whether a law is necessary or if education programs would suffice.

By Shelby Friesz, Nebraska News Service
Contact Shelby Friesz @ nns.sfriesz@gmail.com

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