Did Governor Rick Perry Make the Right Decision in Vetoing the Texting While Driving Ban? [POLL]
Governor Rick Perry vetoed a bill that would have banned texting while driving over the weekend. Many Republican lawmakers and Texans supported a ban, but the Governor saw it as an overreach of government. According to the Texas Tribune:
"I support measures that make our roads safer for everyone, but House Bill 242 is a government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults. Current law already prohibits drivers under the age of 18 from texting or using a cell phone while driving. I believe there is a distinction between the overreach of House Bill 242 and the government's legitimate role in establishing laws for teenage drivers who are more easily distracted and laws providing further protection to children in school zones," Perry said in his veto statement.
Personally, I agree with Perry's decision. What about you? Let us know what you think in today's LFN Poll of the Day.