Texting and biking could soon land you a minor traffic ticket. Representative Kelly Cassidy says there's a safety risk when people are distracted whether their driving a car or riding a bike.
Cassidy has proposed a law that will make it illegal to text while riding a bike, even if you're pulled over to the side of the road or bike lane. The law would mirror provisions that ban texting while driving and would carry similar penalties. Bikers would still be allowed to use Bluetooth and hands-free devices to talk and bike. The proposal has passed in committee and is headed to the House for a full vote.