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We asked some random people in Murray Park whether they used phones while driving and whether they'd heard about the state texting ban (most had).

“No, it's just ?something I don't do. It's dangerous for one thing. It's like being drunk while driving.”
— Bud Thurman, age 65

“Not anymore. Because I can't drive [well] in the first place and my mom told me not to. I've seen other drivers swerving.”
— Tamara Goss, age 20

“No. I just heard it's not safe and I don't answer my phone anyway. No, [didn't know it's against the law], oh, that's good.”
— Zackery Morton, age 19

“I talk and try not to text. I have a high-security job and could get fired. When I talk it's a hands-free. I'm guilty of texting but normally at stop lights, not while moving down the interstate.”
— Ashley (last name withheld)

“I talk but I don't text. I try not to talk unless I have to. [Texting] is [against the law]? No, I didn't know.”
— Nadeya Lassley, age 32

“Yeah, honestly, I'm a nurse and I see younger people have accidents. If I have to I put the phone down to pay more attention. If it's in heavy traffic I put it on speaker phone. I have a Bluetooth device, but I haven't gotten it to work yet. Well, yeah [I know it's against the law to text], I try not to.
— Andrew (last name withheld), ?age 40

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