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Tulsa City Council Urges Ban Against Texting And Driving

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Oklahoma lawmakers listed to law enforcement and public safety advocates about the dangers of texting and driving Thursday. Oklahoma lawmakers listed to law enforcement and public safety advocates about the dangers of texting and driving Thursday.

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TULSA, OK -- The city of Tulsa takes a step toward banning "driving while intexticated."

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Tulsa City Council voted to urge the state to ban texting behind the wheel. If not, they want the power turned over to cities - so Tulsa can outlaw texting while driving in the city limits.

The vote came after the state House Public Safety Committee convened a hearing on Thursday to take testimony from law enforcement and public safety advocates on the seriousness of the problem in the state.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has launched a campaign to pass laws banning text messaging while driving in all 50 states. A law prohibiting texting or sending e-mail while driving went into effect in Arkansas last week.

Read the resolution against texting behind the wheel.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

 

 

 

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