AUGUSTA (AP) — A proposal to ban text messaging while driving is emerging as a likely issue before the next session of the Maine Legislature.
Maine lawmakers passed a law last year that attempted to deal with all forms of distracted driving. But some lawmakers say it doesn't go far enough.
State Sen. Bill Diamond, who sponsored the distracted driving law and is running for re-election, says he'd introduce a bill to ban texting while driving. The Windham Democrat says evidence continues to grow that as mobile phone technology expands, more and more people are texting and taking advantage of other mobile Internet technologies while driving.
Congress is considering legislation to push all states to ban texting by drivers. Some states and cities have passed or are considering similar laws.