State lawmaker targets texting while driving
A Louisiana state lawmaker is taking a stand against texting while driving.
State Senator Butch Gautreaux, from Morgan City, thinks the current law is "ridiculous."
Gautreaux wants to change the current Louisiana law, making texting a primary offence rather than secondary.
The current law does not allow police officers to pull someone over for texting while driving. However, they can issue a citation if the person gets pulled over for a different offense.
If the law is strengthened authorities could enforce the ban more aggressively. The fines for texting and driving would remain the same.