Thursday, March 5, 2009


The Senate just passed SB341, sponsored by Sen. Linda Lovejoy, which would outlaw driving while texting. The vote was 22-15.

Here's a sobering little passage from the bill's Fiscal Impact Report:

An estimated 20 percent of drivers are sending or receiving text
messages while behind the wheel, according to a Nationwide Insurance study. And, according to another poll, that number skyrockets to 66 percent when drivers 18 to 24 are isolated