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Texas Considers Texting-While-Driving Ban

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    Texas may be next on the growing list of states banning texting or emailing while driving.

    Texas could be the next U.S. state to require drivers to keep their hands off their cell phone keyboards.

    House Bill 243 would ban texting, e-mailing or writing anything on a cell phone while driving.

    Talking on a phone -- even without a hands-free device -- would still be permissible. The measure is being debated in legislative committees.

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    Texas may be next on the growing list of states banning texting or emailing while driving.

    Collin County Sheriff Terry Box has had a similar policy in place for deputies for nearly a year. Patrols aren't even able to access their computer monitors unless they're at a complete stop.

    Deputies can only use cell phones with a hands-free device or if an emergency 911 call is being routed to an officer en route to a call.

    "I think it's become just as much prevalent as DWI driving, and, yes, it should be regulated," Box said.