Round Rock councilman proposes "texting zones"

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by SHANNON MURRAY / KVUE News

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Posted on February 9, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 9 at 8:41 PM

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- There's a new proposal to make the roads safer, by cutting down on distracted drivers.

The City of Round Rock is trying to tackle motorists who text and drive. Unlike Austin, texting behind the wheel is still legal in Round Rock. Now the city is looking into ways to reduce it.

City Councilman John Moman is proposing "texting zones." He says the paved areas would be "pull-off" zones away from lanes of traffic, giving people a chance to put their car in park and send a text or make a quick call.

Councilman Moman says they will need TX-DOT's support to make the project a reality and begin the planning process.

He will be bringing up the idea to them to see if it could work, and how much it would cost.

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