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‘Worse than sausage:’ Bill would allow texting if driver not distracted

How about a texting-while-driving bill that says it's OK to text if you're careful, but not if you're not? That's what an Idaho lawmaker has proposed as a compromise, after a texting ban was killed on the last night of last year's legislative session. Insurance companies and the Idaho Sheriffs Association have endorsed the new bill, HB 141, but the AAA of Idaho opposed it Monday, and a House committee decided to wait a week and look at ways to amend it; you can read my full story here at

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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