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Sen. Harms proposed roadway safety bill receives support

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State Senator John Harms' proposed bill that looks to modernize road safety in Nebraska has the support from nearly 20 other senators.
The Nebraska Roadway Safety Act focuses on turning certain secondary offensives primary.

This includes wearing seat belts, texting while driving, and the graduated driver licensing law that limits driving after midnight for beginners.

The proposed bill also looks to limit cell phone use for school bus drivers.

"Nothing prevents them from using cell phones or texting while driving, we want to correct that." Said Harms.

Harms says he wants the bill to modernize Nebraska's traffic safety laws and bring them up to date with what other states are doing.
"Key is to protect people who are on the roads. Do the best we can to give law enforcement the tools they need to just make it a safer place to drive."
Nebraska is one of four states that does not list texting as a primary offense and is one of 16 states without a primary seat belt law.

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