Sunday, June 19, 2011

Perry vetoes statewide ban on texting

"A point here, a point there and a lot of bull in between!".

The San Antonio Express and news is reporting that Governor Rick Perry has vetoed a bill that would have made texting illegal throughout the Lone Star State.  However, Laredo's  texting ban should continue in  place. No word on whether Rick Perry texted in his veto while simultaneously jogging, shooting a coyote, and comtemplating a run for US President.

From the San Antonio Express News, Perry says:

Texting while driving is reckless and irresponsible. I support measures that make our roads safer for everyone, but House Bill 242 is a government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults. Current law already prohibits drivers under the age of 18 from texting or using a cell phone while driving. I believe there is a distinction between the overreach of House Bill 242 and the government’s legitimate role in establishing laws for teenage drivers who are more easily distracted and laws providing further protection to children in school zones.


  1. Thank you Gov. Perry for understanding that passing an unenforcable law makes no sense.

  2. Laredo's got their own home-rule law anyway so Perry's point is moot.