69
      Thursday
      90 / 67
      Friday
      90 / 67
      Saturday
      88 / 69

      Experts: texting while driving bill needs tweaking

      Foot on the gas, hands on the cell phone...it's a dangerous and potentially deadly, combination.

      Last month, House members gave their final approval on a bill that would fine people $25 for sending or reading text messages behind the wheel.

      But Wednesday morning at the statehouse, a judiciary subcommittee heard testimony from several people who say the bill still needs some tweaking.

      Some say the bill is unenforceable and doesn't address a lot of key issues like allowing bus drivers to use cell phones in an emergency without pulling over.

      Right now, a similar texting and driving bill is on the senate floor.

      Senators say they are in favor of that bill, because they believe it addresses many of the concerns mentioned Wednesday.

      component-story-more_media_horiz-v1-01
      FOLLOW US ON TWITTER