Tougher Bill To Ban Distracted Driving In Louisiana Introduced

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A state lawmaker is proposing a bill to reduce distracted driving.

Rep. Mike Huval, a Republican from Breaux Bridge, introduced the bill on Tuesday.

The bill stops short of allowing an officer to arrest a texting driver. Instead, the driver would face fines or community service in various amounts, depending on the number of offenses.

The bill would require racial data to be collected and presented to state officials to prevent racial profiling.

Nearly four out of ten fatal accidents in Louisiana involve a distracted driver.

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