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1:55 pm
Tue January 26, 2010

Texting could be illegal

Frankfort, KY – Texting while driving could soon be illegal in Kentucky if legislation moving in the General Assembly becomes law. The House Transportation committee voted 18-7 for a measure that bans texting, but allows drivers over 18 to still use their cell phones. Republican Rep. Tim Couch of Hyden was among the opponents.

"I think we should probably look at an amendment to amend the bill to outlaw eating, looking at your maps, using your radio, rolling your windows down, or locking your doors. Thank you."

The measure now goes to the House floor. Another bill that would have banned texting and cell phone use by all drivers failed to garner enough committee votes for passage.