Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 12:26 pm
The sign on the front door of Pecan Creek Catering in New Cordell, Okla., may say closed, but this kitchen is open for business. It used to be a cafe, but owner Chad Igo closed the restaurant years ago to focus on catering exclusively to the oil industry.
"We're kings when it's good. They love us. But as soon as it gets tight, we're the first one to get cut," he says.
Sen. Ron Sharp has filed legislation banning the use of cell phones or other handheld devices to text, email or call while driving. Senate Bill 67 would make it a misdemeanor to use a handheld device while behind the wheel.
Violators would face up to a $1,000 fine or up to a year in jail, or both. The measure would enable law enforcement officers to cite drivers for using the devices as a secondary offense.
Sen. Ron Sharp talks to OKSenate.gov about his proposed bill.
Sharp, R-Shawnee, said Oklahoma is one of only six states that has no laws on the books addressing texting while driving.