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New ban placed on texting while driving

President Barack Obama’s Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood banned truckers and commercial bus drivers from sending and receiving text messages on Tuesday.

ìToday we’re sending a strong message,” LaHood told The Dallas Morning News. ìWe don’t merely expect you to share the road responsibly with other travelers ó we require you to do so.”

Texas trucker Jeff Barker told the news that the ban was long overdue, but that he saw no reason to exclusively ban commercial drivers.

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