Bill Aims To Ban Texting While Driving

The laws on using cell phones behind the wheel in North Carolina could change this year. A bill that would ban texting while driving has been introduced in the State House.

Seven states plus Washington D.C. already ban texting behind the wheel.

House Bill 9 was filed Thursday by Rep. Garland Pierce (D) of Scotland County. The bill has the support of seven co-sponsors, including Rep. Angela Bryant (D) of Nash County, Rep. George Cleveland (R) of Onslow County and Jean Farmer-Butterfield (D) of Wilson County.

If the bill in North Carolina becomes law, and you're caught tapping out a message while driving, the fine would be $100 dollars.

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