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Published December 27, 2010, 09:41 AM

Texting Ban

A North Dakota legislator says he'll try again to get state approval for a ban on texting while driving.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota legislator says he'll try again to get state approval for a ban on texting while driving.

Rep. Lawrence Klemin, a Republican from Bismarck, has written a bill that would prohibit drivers from writing, reading or sending a message on any wireless communication device. The bill would ban using mobile Internet but not talking on a phone.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that under Klemin's proposal, texting drivers would face a $100 fine. Drivers convicted three times would have their licenses suspended for a year.

The texting ban has failed twice before in the legislature.

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, North Dakota is one of eight states with no restrictions on talking on the phone or texting while driving.

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