Is a Texting and Driving Ban Needed in Victoria?

“Its not a good thing because you are endangering your life and other people’s,” Hill said.

John Hill, who drives the streets of Victoria, is talking about texting and driving. There is no ban on texting while driving and Mr. Hill says it’s just as dangerous as drinking and driving. He hopes it doesn’t take a tragedy for a ban on texting and driving to be put in place.

“When the right one gets hurt or killed then they will put their foot down more,” Hill said.

Paul Polasek, Mayor of Victoria, says he would like to approach city council with possibly banning texting and driving if there is no state wide legislation first. City Council could discuss the issue at their next meeting and Mr. Hill says it is something that should be taken seriously and put into law. He would like to see it done as soon as possible.

“Right now, not tomorrow, not next week, not next month…today,” Hill said.

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