TCAIS SUPPORTS STATEWIDE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN (HB 62) AT SENATE STATE AFFAIRS HEARING

May 15, 2017 TCAIS Hot News, Press Releases 0 Comments

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The Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions – representing the major auto insurance companies doing business in Texas – on Monday in the Senate State Affairs Committee supported passage of House Bill 62, a statewide prohibition on texting while driving. The bill was left pending by the committee.

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

“Texas’ major auto insurers have long conducted campaigns to educate their customers about the dangers of texting while driving, and have supported legislation to ban this dangerous practice across Texas. The passage of HB 62 will be the next logical step to prevent accidents and deaths on our state’s busy roads. TCAIS is increasingly hopeful that this will be the session a statewide texting while driving ban becomes law.”

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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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