After a long debate and a slew of amendments, the Texas Legislature is closer to banning texting while driving. The House passed Rep. Tom Craddick’s bill Wednesday with a vote of 98 to 47.
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Several victims and family members of victims of distracted driving testified at Tuesday’s House Transportation Committee hearing on a bill that would ban texting while driving in Texas. State Rep. Tom Craddick (R-Midland) authored the bill, HB 63. In introducing the legislation, Craddick cited numbers about the dangers of texting while driving.