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Texas Lawmakers Seek Legislation to Ban Texting While Driving

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AUSTIN (Kiii News) -

Texas lawmakers remain optimistic after their first hearing that could ban texting while driving in Texas on Wednesday.

The Senate Transportation Committee in Austin heard testimonies from family members who have lost loved ones in accidents where the driver was texting while driving.

Texas Governor Rick Perry vetoed a similar measure in 2011, and has criticized the latest proposed bill as a form of "government micromanagement." Perry said he will wait until a bill reaches his desk before he takes a position.

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