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Oklahoma Lawmaker Proposes Texting Ban (Jan 19, 2011)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Texting while driving would be illegal in Oklahoma under a bill being proposed in the House.

State Rep. Danny Morgan unveiled the bill on Wednesday, flanked by members of law enforcement, health officials and insurance and wireless telephone company executives.

Morgan, D-Prague, says teenage drivers and those driving through construction or school zones would be prohibited from using wireless phones altogether.

Morgan says he anticipates bipartisan support for his measure and dismissed the contention that the bill infringes upon personal liberty. He said driving in Oklahoma is a responsibility, "not a God-given right."

Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman George Brown says texting while driving has led to numerous fatalities in the state.

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