There’s a signal that a proposed ban on texting while driving may finally move through the Ohio legislature. The House of Representatives okayed the idea overwhelmingly last year, but for months, the measure has stalled in the Ohio Senate Transportation Committee. Chairman Tom Patton had worried that a texting ban would be impossible for police to enforce, but now, he says he’s ready to back a texting ban. Patton tells statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen – even if a ban would be hard to enforce, he’s now convinced it would still prompt fewer Ohio motorists to text while behind the wheel:
Senate President Tom Niehaus is also hinting that the proposed texting ban may now start to move through the Senate.