Bill barring all ages from texting while driving clears Missouri Senate

Thursday, March 18, 2010 | 4:41 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Drivers of all ages would be barred from texting while driving under a bill approved by the Missouri Senate.

It's already illegal in Missouri for drivers 21 and younger to read, write or send text messages while operating a vehicle.

Legislation broadening the ban to cover drivers of all ages cleared the Senate on Thursday. The 34-0 vote sends the measure to the House.

The bill also allows Missouri to issue just one license plate per motor vehicle, with some exceptions.


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