MONTGOMERY, Ala. —
“They still do it even though they know laws are in effect,” said AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety senior communications manager Carol Ronis. “Most of these people agree that the laws are good and should be there.”
AAA is pushing for all 50 states to adopt the texting ban but says public education and enforcement are key in making them work.
A statewide ban on not just writing but also reading text messages went into effect in Maryland on Oct. 1. The legislative bodies in Pennsylvania and Ohio are considering texting bans in their current sessions. And in 2012, AAA plans to lobby for texting bans in all the remaining states, said Justin McNaull, AAA’s director of state relations.