More N.D. lawmakers back text, teen restrictionsAn Associated Press survey finds new support from North Dakota lawmakers to crack down on texting by drivers.
An Associated Press survey finds new support from North Dakota lawmakers to crack down on texting by drivers.
The AP survey found most lawmakers in both the House and Senate support banning the practice. That's a change from just two years ago, when they rejected a proposed ban.
Thirty states plus the District of Columbia have banned texting while driving, and earlier this year Bismarck and Grand Forks passed ordinances against it.
The AP survey also found a plurality of lawmakers support tighter restrictions on teenage drivers. The “graduated license” for 14- and 15-year-olds that might impose new restrictions on activities such as driving at night, carrying passengers and using cell phones while driving.