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Point-Counterpoint:Texting While Driving

Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 4:46 PM ET
Texting and driving
Texting and driving

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, last month introduced legislation that would require all states to adopt a texting ban for all drivers or face losing their federal highway grants.

Today, in a new national survey released from Nationwide Insurance, eight in 10 Americans say they support such a ban on texting while driving.

The issue has drawn a great deal of support and opposition from both lobbyists, citizens and even here at CNBC.

(Video: CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Dennis Kneale debate the issue of texting while driving.)

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  • Phil LeBeau is a CNBC auto and airline industry reporter based in the Chicago bureau and editor of the Behind the Wheel section on CNBC.com.

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