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North Dakota lawmakers back driving restrictions for teens, texting

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BISMARCK - Proposals to ban texting by North Dakota motorists and to impose new restrictions on teenage drivers have picked up support in the Legislature, which has previously rejected both ideas, an Associated Press survey found.

A majority of North Dakota lawmakers in both the House and Senate said in an AP survey this month that they support a ban on texting while driving. Earlier this year, the cities of Bismarck and Grand Forks approved local ordinances to prohibit it.

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