State Rep. Tom Craddick, who authored a bill that would have made texting while driving a criminal offense in Texas, is pointing the finger at Senate Transportation Chairman Robert Nichols, saying the measure's failure was the result of "the will of a stubborn chairman."
Jeanne Brown says her heart breaks for the family of 16 year old Loran Coats, who died in a car accident in April.
On Wednesday a proposed texting while driving ban continued making its way through the Texas Legislature.
Typing out a text message while driving may be illegal by later this year, but the alternatives that drivers may turn to -- including voice-to-text technology -- will not be any safer, suggests a new study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
House Bill 63, which would make texting while driving a statewide criminal offense, passed the House by a 98-47 vote Wednesday, narrowly surviving multiple attempts to substantially weaken its provisions.
A Texas Legislature bill aiming to outlaw texting and driving across the Lone Star State is now another step closer to law.
When it comes to texting and driving, "It Can Wait."
At a legislative briefing Tuesday, relatives of men and women killed in accidents caused by texting while driving sat in committee chairs at a room in the Capitol. In front of each was a framed photograph of one of the deceased.
This time around, the family is hoping for a different outcome.
Monday,Texas Representative (R) Tom Craddick put forth a bill that if approved would ban texting and driving throughout Texas. Katiera Winfrey reports.
"You're looking down, driving down the highway at 70 miles an hour, not paying attention to the roadway in front of you," explains Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Larry Adams.
Years after Wellman teen 17-year old Alexandria Brown died in a car accident in 2009 caused by texting and driving, her family is still active in a movement to get drivers to put the phone downs and "Remember Alex Brown."
Coahoma City Council passes a no-texting ordinance after council members have run-ins with distracted drivers.
The number of traffic accidents is on the rise in Midland as more and more people move into the Tall City. But one thing that's adding to the chaos is texting while driving. City leaders in Midland say they want to take a stand against texting while driving, but they also say a texting ban may not solve every problem. Jenne Anderson reports.
Barbara Graff, an Odessa city councilwoman, knows the dangers of distracted driving. But that does not mean she wants to pass a law against it.
The City of Odessa is trying to crack down on people who are texting while driving. Marianne Elisak reports.