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Oklahoma Law Makers Work to Stop Texting and Driving

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ARDMORE, OK--  Many drivers think that they can handle texting while driving, but numbers such as 1.6 million accidents  a year say that testing while driving is a problem.

Lawmakers in Oklahoma are trying to put an end to texting behind the wheel.

According to the National Safety Council texting while driving is the cause of nearly 25 percent of all car accidents. 

During the next legislative session, State Representative Curtis Mc Daniel wants to stop drivers from texting by imposing fines of up to $500.00.

Local driving instructors and troopers with the Oklahoma Department of Safety tells us texting while driving is becoming a big problem on roadways, just as driving while intoxicated.  

The upcoming legislative session will take place on February 4, 2013