Missouri Highway Patrol starts anti-texting campaign

Thursday, September 16, 2010 | 7:15 a.m. CDT; updated 10:37 a.m. CDT, Thursday, September 16, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is promoting a campaign against texting while driving by decorating its vehicles with stickers.

Missouri law forbids drivers 21 and younger from sending text messages.

The Highway Patrol says all drivers should follow that prohibition. The patrol says cell phone use contributed 1,780 traffic accidents in Missouri last year.

All Highway Patrol vehicles are getting stickers that show a red circle with a strike through the letters "D," ''W" and "T'' — for "driving while texting.


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