Missouri Senate committee passes proposed texting while driving ban 

A texting while driving ban in Missouri has jumped through one legislative hoop. A Missouri Senate committee has passed the proposed ban that would apply to anyone over the age of 21. It is already illegal in Missouri for anyone under 21 to text while driving. The bipartisan bill, sponsored by state Senators Jason Bean of Holcomb  and Greg Razer of Kansas City, would include cellphones, computers, tablets, and technology capable of displaying or sending video signals. Drivers would not be allowed to watch movies or stream videos from in-car devices. Under the bill, drivers under 18 could not even use a hands-free option.