TEXAS AUTO INSURERS CELEBRATE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN BECOMING LAW

June 6, 2017 TCAIS Hot News, Press Releases 0 Comments

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The Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions (TCAIS) – representing the major auto insurance companies doing business in Texas – thanked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday for signing House Bill 62 – a statewide ban on texting while driving – into law, effective Sept. 1, 2017.

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

“Texas auto insurers are celebrating that we soon will have a law that makes it clear – the dangerous and deadly behavior of texting while driving no longer be tolerated on any road in our state. Past experience shows that consistency in the law – rather than piecemeal ordinances that change from city to city – will put Texas on the road to the cultural change needed to save lives. We thank Rep. Tom Craddick and Sen. Judith Zaffirini for their persistence in championing this legislation over numerous legislative sessions, and we thank the Texas Legislature and Gov. Greg Abbott for making its passage into law a success in 2017.”

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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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