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Lawmakers reach an agreement on texting and driving

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DES MOINES (KWWL) --State lawmakers have agreed on a measure banning texting and driving.  The House and Senate approved a compromised version of a bill restricting mobile device usage while operating a vehicle.

Under the legislation, drivers younger than 18 cannot use their cell phone or electronic device while driving.  This includes sending text messages or talking on the phone.  Adult drivers are not allowed to text or email while behind the wheel.

The next step is for Governor Chet Culver to sign the bill into law.  Opponents of the measure say it will be nearly impossible to enforce.

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