Stop texting while driving

Last week, the state house did something commendable. Lawmakers passed a bill that would make it illegal for newly licensed teenagers to send and receive text messages while driving. Good idea.

Most legislators said that young drivers don't have the experience or the judgment to text message while behind the wheel. But that's where the bill's backer go off the side of the road. The bill doesn't go far enough.

No one, we repeat, no one has the experience or judgment to text while driving. It doesn't matter how old you are or how long you have been driving. Texting while driving is a deadly combination, and should never be done. And if drivers won't stop themselves, then the state needs to step in and stop the practice.

Because the last thing you want to happen is have the police knock on your door one evening and tell you a loved one has died in a car crash, a crash caused by a texting driver.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to, or post your comments below.

David Vincent
WLOX-TV Station Manager

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