Eighteen states have banned texting by all drivers, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Nine more states have banned texting by young drivers (in some states that means under age 18, in others, 21). And it seems like every other state is talking about instituting some kind of ban.
In Oklahoma, a group of 20 high school juniors and seniors got a unique look at the challenges of texting while driving. They spent a day at a precision driving school and had to drive through an obstacle course while texting, changing the settings on their iPods, or eating. At 10:30 we’ll talk to one of those students and the superintendent of the driving school to see how things went.
Meantime we want to hear from you.
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