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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A Dougherty County commissioner says he's on board with a state bill that would ban texting while driving.

Commissioner Jack Stone said a driver who was fiddling with a phone almost ran into him just this morning. He wants to consider banning texting behind the wheel in Dougherty County, or at least sending a letter to the legislature in support of a proposal to ban the practice statewide.

He said, "I think it's very dangerous. It's hard enough trying to talk on the telephone while you're riding down the road, let alone trying to do stuff with your fingers and drive and drink coffee and talk on your phone all at the same time."

Two state representatives have introduced bills that would ban texting while driving. The fines would range from $50 up to $300.

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