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Obama to Federal Employees: Don't Text and Drive

Obama to Federal Employees: Don't Text and Drive

President Obama has banned federal employees from text messaging when they are behind the wheel of government vehicles and from texting in their own cars if they use government-issued phones or are on official business.

The ban, in the form of an executive order signed Wednesday night, was announced Thursday by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at the culmination of a two-day meeting on the issue of distracted driving.

“It shows that the federal government is tak...

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