Lawmakers passed a ban on texting while driving. The Senate version of the bill is actually more stringent because it outlaws even reading a text, email, or message. Supporters claim that this will reduce accidents in which people were distracted while driving. Opponents claimed that it would be almost impossible to enforce and it would increase government.

If you listen to Lubbock's First News, you know where I stand on the issue. I don't think you should text and drive, but this law won't help anything in my opinion. A listeners named Steve called into the show on Tuesday and asked why we just don't ban everything but driving while you are in the car. Good point. Isn't distracted driving, distracted driving no matter what is involved?

Do you think that this new ban will actually do anything at all to cut down on distracted driving? Vote and comment below.