Chicago may ban texting while driving

October 1, 2008 2:15:50 PM PDT
A proposed ban on text messaging while driving in Chicago cleared a hurdle Wednesday.The city Council Committee on Traffic Control and Safety approved an ordinance that bans texting while behind the wheel.

The ordinance still must go before the full council for a vote. That could happen next week.

Chicago already has an ordinance that bans the use of hand held cell phones while driving.