New legislation moving through the Missouri General Assembly could finally impose a universal ban on texting while driving.
Four bills presented in the House would prohibit all drivers from using their cell phones to text while operating a vehicle. Currently, the practice is only illegal for drivers under the age of 21.
An overwhelming majority of states — 48 and the District of Columbia — ban texting and driving, with 21 states completely prohibiting the use of hand-held devices.
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