Okla. Senate OKs Texting While Driving Ban

Okla. Senate OKs Texting While Driving Ban

House Bill 1965 would make it illegal for a driver to use a mobile phone to “compose, send or read an electronic text message” while the vehicle is in motion.

Insurance Journal has reported that the Oklahoma Senate voted 38-6 for House Bill 1965 which, if it passes, would outlaw Oklahoma drivers from texting while driving. The bill will now return to the House for consideration.

The bill would make it illegal for a driver to use a mobile phone to “compose, send or read an electronic text message” while the vehicle is in motion. Violators will face a fine of up to $100.

The Senate narrowly approved an amendment to make texting while driving a primary offense, meaning an officer can stop a motorist if they spot them using a mobile phone.

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