State Capitol
8:41 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Tulsa Teens Back Anti-Texting Bill

A group of teenagers who support a ban on texting while driving in Oklahoma are meeting at the Capitol to push for a new state law to prohibit the practice.

Credit Brian Hardzinski / KGOU

A group that calls itself "Generation tXt" has scheduled a news conference on Wednesday to advocate for a statewide ban on texting while driving. The group will be joined by legislators, law enforcement and insurance industry officials.

The teen group was started four years ago by students at Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School and has grown to include students from four Tulsa-area high schools. Several bills to ban texting while driving have been introduced this legislative session.

Former House Speaker T.W. Shannon opposed a texting ban, but his successor Speaker Jeff Hickman has supported the idea.

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