September 1st, 2009
07:16 PM ET

Texting, Driving, and a Nationwide Law

Should the government outlaw texting while driving?

We've blogged about this a couple of times here, talking about what a bad idea it is to text while driving.  But now, the Governors Highway Safety Association is calling for a complete ban on it.  If that goes through in Washington, it could soon be illegal to text while driving anywhere in the U.S.

A recent study found that 24 percent of drivers under 20 years old say they often text while driving.  Should that be illegal?  Would a law make the roads safer, or do you think many people would risk a ticket or an accident and text anyway?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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