New texting and driving law proving difficult to enforce


Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said his department is enforcing the law, “but it’s hard.”

“I’ve talked to several sheriffs, and we’re going to talk with our legislators to see if we can put a little more definition into the law,” Rigel said.

Rigel said he and other law enforcement officers hope lawmakers will consider amending the existing law to make it more of a “distracted driving” statute, as opposed to just texting behind the wheel.

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