Sunday January 04, 2015

Oklahoma Bill Targets Texting While Driving

Oklahoma is one of the last remaining states in the US that have no definitive laws concerning driving while operating a handheld device. In plain terms, Senator Ron Sharp wants to make it a misdemeanor to use a mobile phone for anything while driving. To back up the law, the Senator would put some teeth in it by imposing a fine of $1000 and up to a year in jail. That should get Oklahoma’s drivers’ attention. eek!

Using a cell phone to call or text while driving can be just as deadly as drunk driving, Sharp recently said. The danger is real. We see it every day, on city streets, highways and interstates.