Arizona lawmaker introduces proposal to ban texting while driving

PHOENIX — A new proposal that would ban texting while driving has emerged in the Arizona Senate, and this time the yearly effort may have a chance with the departure of former Senate President Andy Biggs and a new Republican champion.

For years, Biggs wielded his power as president to block texting bans and proposals to require the use of hands-free devices for cellphones. The Republican argued that laws against reckless driving were sufficient to address the problem…

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