Stone says no texting and driving - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Stone says no texting and driving

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Several Harvey's stores close for remodeling

    Several Harvey's stores close for remodeling

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:29:18 GMT
    If you depend on a Harvey's grocery store in one of several South Georgia towns, you will have to find an alternative for a week. Ten of them will be closing on May 3 for minor renovations and reopeningMore >>
    If you depend on a Harvey's grocery store in one of several South Georgia towns, you will have to find an alternative for a week. Ten of them will be closing on May 3 for minor renovations.More >>
  • Formal VSU traffic safety study could begin soon

    Formal VSU traffic safety study could begin soon

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:20:15 GMT
    We now have a slightly better idea of when a formal study of the traffic around Valdosta State University's campus could begin. At a meeting Wednesday morning, the Valdosta Lowndes County MetropolitanMore >>
    We now have a slightly better idea of when a formal study of the traffic around Valdosta State University's campus could begin. At a meeting Wednesday morning, the Valdosta Lowndes County Metropolitan Planning Organization discussed the study, among other things.More >>
  • Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Man arrested for stealing tip jar

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:34:32 GMT
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested in the below case last night. From: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:09 AM To: Whitley-Banks, Phyllis Subject:   22-14-008228  RobberyMore >>
    Timothy Banthongsack was arrested Tuesday evening for snatching the tip jar at Carrol's Meats on Philema Road.
    More >>

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.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback

Powered by WorldNow