Boston moves to ban texting while driving

texting-drivingGood news for those of you who (like me) cringe and change lanes when you see someone two-handed texting while “driving” their cars: the Boston City Council yesterday voted unanimously to ban texting while driving. Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino has said he’ll sign the ban as soon as it hits his desk, and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has said he supports a ban on texting while driving, so hopefully the state will follow suit soon.

Last summer, Emily, a youth advisor in Children’s Center for Young Women’s Health, wrote a post on the Youth Advisory Program’s blog about the dangers of texting while driving.