Oklahoma texting while driving ban advances
OKLAHOMA CITY — A House committee approved legislation Tuesday to ban texting while driving.
House Bill 1503 — sponsored by Rep. Curtis McDaniel, D-Smithville — would allow a fine of up to $500 for people caught using a cell phone to write, send or read a text message, instant message or email while driving.
The proposal, which passed the House Transportation Committee on a 12-2 vote, includes exceptions for emergency response operators, medical officials, ambulance drivers, firefighters and law enforcement.
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