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NEWS: Appeals Court: Old Texting While Driving Law Not Enough

2012 Gara-Thomas legislation prevents Alaska from being one of few states without prohibition

Alaska’s old law prohibiting the use of certain visual display screen devices while driving did not prohibit texting while driving, according to an Alaska Court of Appeals decision issued this week. The decision upholds Kenai Peninsula Magistrate Jennifer K. Wells’ action that called the law into question and inspired Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and former Representative Bill Thomas (R-Haines) to pass a law specifically outlawing texting while driving in Alaska.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Winter Driving Safety: Icy Roads Require Extra Caution

Dear Neighbors,

Now that the snow has finally arrived, I thought I would take a moment to remind everyone that we should use extra caution over the next few weeks as we adjust to the new winter driving conditions. I have found the following list of winter driving tips provided by the American Automobile Association to be very informative, and I hope you will take a few moments to read them:

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