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Texting and driving one step closer to being illegal in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A ban on texting and driving is one step closer to becoming the law in Oklahoma.

House Bill 1965 strengthens language aimed at preventing texting while driving.

The measure, which received amendments in the state Senate requiring it to come back to the House, passed by a vote of 85-7.

It now heads to the governor’s office for consideration and approval.

The two added amendments reduce a $150 offense to $100, as well as making texting while driving a primary offense.

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 44 states currently have a texting ban on drivers.

If signed into law by the governor, the texting while driving ban would go into effect Nov. 1.

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