H.R.3535 - Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting by Drivers Act of 2009' or the `ALERT Drivers Act

To amend title 23, United States Code, to reduce the amount of Federal highway funding available to States that do not enact a law prohibiting an individual from sending or receiving text messages while operating a motor vehicle. view all titles (4)

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  • Short: Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting by Drivers Act of 2009' or the `ALERT Drivers Act as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 23, United States Code, to reduce the amount of Federal highway funding available to States that do not enact a law prohibiting an individual from sending or receiving text messages while operating a motor vehicle. as introduced.
  • Short: ALERT Drivers Act as introduced.
  • Short: Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting by Drivers Act of 2009 as introduced.

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Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting by Drivers Act of 2009 or the ALERT Drivers Act - Requires the Secretary of Transportation to withhold 25% of a state's apportionment of certain federal-aid highway program funds for the fiscal year if the state has not enacted or is not e

Official Summary

Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting by Drivers Act of 2009 or the ALERT Drivers Act - Requires the Secretary of Transportation to withhold 25% of a state's apportionment of certain federal-aid highway program funds for the fiscal year if the state has not enacted or is not enforcing a law that:
(1) prohibits, except in an emergency, an operator of a motor vehicle from writing, sending, or reading a text message using a hand-held mobile telephone (excluding a vehicle-integrated, voice-activated device); and
(2) requires, upon conviction of a violation of such prohibition, the imposition of certain minimum penalties.

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