Odessa Mayor Talking About Texting and Driving Ban in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Texting and driving is legal in Texas but pretty soon it may be illegal in Odessa.

Odessa Mayor Larry Melton tells NewsWest 9, he has spoken about it with a couple members of the City Council.

He says the talks were informal but they are looking into what they could do about the issue.

Melton says he has asked the City Attorney to come up with some suggestions.

Governor Rick Perry vetoed the state's texting while driving bill last month.

Cities like Austin and San Antonio have passed ordinances on the issue over the last couple of years.