Bill would make texting while driving a primary offense

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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — A motorist tapping out a text message behind the wheel might look up and see flashing lights in the rearview mirror under a bill introduced Friday in the Nebraska Legislature.

State Sen. John Harms of Scottsbluff wants to make texting while driving a primary offense in Nebraska. Under current law, police can write tickets for the offense only if they make a stop for another traffic violation.

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