Property Casualty Insurers Association of America backs Texas bill to ban texting while driving

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The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) said it supports legislation proposed in Texas that would make texting or talking on the phone while driving in the Lone Star State illegal.

A bill introduced in the Texas House of Representatives, HB 62, would make having a handheld device out while behind the wheel punishable by a citation, a PCI release said.

“PCI is a proud supporter of the Texas Distracted Driving Coalition and supports any legislation that helps improve safety and reduce costs," PCI's State Government Relations Vice President Joe Woods said in the release. "We support HB 62 and believe that it will save lives on Texas roads, and commend the House Transportation Committee for passing this bill 13-0. We believe simple changes in driver behavior can make a big difference in improving road safety, saving lives and controlling insurance costs for consumers. We support any legislation that strengthens distracted driving laws in the state of Texas and potentially helps save lives.”

The bill now goes the House floor.
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