Regional Headlines
3:00 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

Texting ban approval

Frankfort, KY – Final legislative approval came yesterday on a texting-while-driving ban in Kentucky. Just last year in the Commonwealth, Louisville Senator Denise Harper' Angel says distracted driving led to 53 thousand crashes. She says 199 were fatal. Harper-Angel, who sponsored the legislation, believes a texting ban on all drivers will reduce those numbers. The Louisville lawmaker says the measure also prohibits anyone under 18 from calling on a cell phone while driving.

"And I'm hoping that that trains generations of new drivers with better safer habits of driving and that they'll make their automobiles no phone zones totally."

The legislation bans writing, sending, or reading a text message while driving. The Governor says he'll soon sign it into law.