Transportation Law News

September 11, 2009

Ford Backs Ban on Text Messaging by Drivers Sign in to Recommend
By NICK BUNKLEY
September 10, 2009
The New York Times

The Ford Motor Company on Thursday became the first automaker to endorse a federal ban on sending text messages while driving.

Ford issued a statement in support of legislation proposed by Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, that would cut by 25 percent the federal highway financing given to states that did not comply with a text-messaging ban. Ford also said it supported a similar proposal in the House by Carolyn McCarthy, Democrat of New York.

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