Nebraska Legislators have voted to ban texting while driving, but only as a secondary offense. Senator Kent Rogert of Tekamah says enforcement would be impossible for police officers.
“Well, Ok, you can sit at a stop sign, 14 cars piled up behind you, send text messages and drive off. You hit somebody in the intersection, cop says you were texting. No I wasn’t I was texting at the stop sign, then I took off.”
Senator John Harms of Scottsbluff brought the bill and says officers can look for specific actions such as swerving and erratic driving as signs that someone is texting.