North AL lawmaker joins push ban on texting and driving
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - One North Alabama lawmaker is joining the push to cut out texting and driving in the state.
State Senator Jim McClendon joins Senator Cam Ward in asking for a bill that would make it a crime for you to hold the phone and drive.
He also wants harsher penalties for texting and driving.
These requests come after the heartbreaking story of an Alabaster mother on a mission to tighten the state's distracted driving laws, after losing her daughter who was texting and driving.
The goal is to have the bill ready by March of next year.
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