State Representative Tom Craddick Files Legislation to Ban Texting While Driving

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

We all know texting behind the wheel can be deadly.

Now one Midlander is working to permanently put a stop to it.

State Representative Tom Craddick filed legislation on Wednesday that would ban texting while driving.

House Bill 243 will make it illegal to text, send e-mails and instant messaging.

26 other states have already passed similar laws.

Monday was the first day state lawmakers could pre-file legislation for the upcoming session in January.