Earlier this week, families who have been destroyed by texting while driving wrecks came to Austin to urge state lawmakers to adopt a state-wide texting while driving ban. Unfortunately, they’re not alone. Stories like those shared by these families have been repeated over and over and over.
There is no dispute that texting while driving is dangerous. Studies have even shown that it’s more dangerous than drinking while driving. You would think that a state-wide ban would be a no-brainer.
But apparently it’s not. Some legislators argue that a ban would be an unnecessary invasion into people’s rights. Are you kidding me? Is the speed limit an unnecessary invasion? Are laws against DWI an unnecessary invasion? Texting while driving is just as dangerous, if not more dangerous, and we need to be doing what we can to protect our kids and families. Will a ban stop texting while driving? No. But it will help, and that’s better than nothing.
You should watch the stories of these families below.