TCAIS SUPPORTS HB 62 – STATEWIDE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN

March 9, 2017 TCAIS Hot News, Press Releases 0 Comments

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TCAIS SUPPORTS HB 62 – STATEWIDE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN
TCAIS director testifies Thursday in House Transportation Committee

The Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions – representing the major auto insurance companies doing business in Texas – continues this legislative session to support bills that aim to curb distracted driving. On Thursday, TCAIS testified in the House Transportation Committee in support of House Bill 62 by State Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, a statewide prohibition on texting while driving.

The following statement can be attributed to TCAIS Executive Director Beaman Floyd:

“Since the Texas Legislature first debated a statewide texting while driving ban almost 10 years ago, too many Texans have died or been injured on the state’s roadways by a driver who was texting while behind the wheel. And just as there have been more victims during that time, more studies have conclusively proved that texting is a severe distraction that leads to injuries and loss of life.”

“TCAIS’ member companies continue to conduct campaigns to educate consumers about the dangers of all forms of distracted driving, including texting. But we also continue to believe that the fastest way to change a dangerous practice by passing a law against it.”

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The Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions (TCAIS) is an alliance of insurance providers and trade organizations committed to working with elected officials, the media and the public to find public policy solutions that promote a competitive insurance marketplace that maximizes benefits for buyers and sellers of insurance. TCAIS members include Allstate, Farmers, Nationwide, State Farm and USAA. You can find TCAIS at www.tcais.org or follow TCAIS on Facebook (/tcais) or Twitter (@tcais).

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