Arizona Gov. Ducey Signs Bill Banning Texting While Driving

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According to the Governor, “Too many families have needlessly grieved the loss of a loved one due to a preventable tragedy. I called on legislators to provide a solution that will save lives — and I am grateful for their efforts to do just that. This legislation takes important, clear and common sense steps to prevent texting and driving. I thank everyone who worked to get this legislation across the finish line and especially the Townsend family for their courage and advocacy.”

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On the other hand, State Senator Kate Brophy McGee, author of the bill, commented, “Today Arizona takes a critical step toward making our roads safer. Distracted driving is a public health crisis. With this reform, Arizona is ensuring drivers stay focused on the road — not their phones — helping prevent countless tragedies from happening in the future.