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death, which is not surprising as a National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
study shows typing or reading text on a cell phone is six
times more dangerous than
driving while intoxicated.
The measure received
overwhelming support in
the Legislature, passing out
of the House by a vote of
85-7 and out of the Senate
by a vote of 38-6 before being signed into law in May by
Gov. Mary Fallin.
More than 330,000 injuries each year are caused by
texting and driving across
the nation, said ODonnell,
R-Tulsa.
Although we do not know
when, where or who, what we
do know is that this law will
prevent needless property

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will save lives on Oklahomas
roads and highways.
According to the Department of Public Safety, in
2013 data, distracted drivers using electronic devices
caused more than 600 auto
crashes, including 14 fatal accidents.The danger to Oklahomans has only increased
as cell phone ownership has
soared during the past decade, said Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Commissioner Michael Thompson
This is not only an important public safety issue, but
it is personal for the Department of Public Safety and the
Oklahoma Highway Patrol,
Thompson said. In February, a state trooper was killed
in the line of duty and another trooper was seriously
injured with life-threatening
injuries that he is still recov-

ering from today. This traumatic incident occurred because a driver was updating
his social media accounts instead of watching the road.
Thompson believes Oklahomas new law will help
other families and other law
enforcement officers avoid
additional tragedies in the
future.
Trooper Nic Dees never
made it home to his family, just like dozens of other
Oklahomans each year who
are killed by distracted driving, Thompson said.
Not only is texting while
driving senseless, it is selfish. I know that all of our
troopers and their families
are very happy that this law
was passed because they deal
with the consequences of distracted driving every day.
Several
telecommunications providers also supported the bill.

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AT&T applauds the efforts of the Oklahoma Legislature for taking steps to ban
texting while driving, said
Steve Hahn, President of
AT&T Oklahoma. Through
our It Can Wait campaign,
we've worked hard to raise
awareness about this issue
with Oklahomans and remind all drivers to keep their
eyes on the road, not on their
phones.
It will take all of us working together to combat this
deadly practice, and this law
is an important step toward
making our Oklahoma roadways safer.
Pioneer Cellular supports
the new distracted driving
law and has been promoting

safe driving through our


Commit, Drive Don't Text
campaign
throughout
Western Oklahoma, said
Pioneer Cellular General
Manager Richard Ruhl.
The law is known as the
Trooper Nicholas Dees
and Trooper Keith Burch
Act of 2015, in memory
of State Trooper Nic Dees
and in honor of State
Trooper Keith Burch.
A driver who was texting struck the troopers
on Feb. 9 while they were
working a traffic accident
near Shawnee on I-40.
Dees was killed and
Burch received devastating injuries.

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