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Lawmakers Want to Ban Texting and Driving in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Two bills that would restrict the ability of motorists to use a cell phone while driving have cleared a Senate committee, despite concerns from members that a ban on texting while driving could be a nightmare to enforce.

The Senate Public Safety Committee passed both bills on Thursday.

The first would make it illegal for any motorist to use a wireless communications device while driving in a school zone, unless drivers are using hands-free devices or making an emergency call.

The second bill would prohibit composing or reading a text while driving. Several members raised concerns about how such a bill would be enforced, but agreed to pass the bill to continue discussing its merits.

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