Missouri just one of 3 states where texting and driving is still legal
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It’s been more than six years since John Larimer’s mother died in a distracted driving crash.
Loretta Larimer, 72, was killed on impact after a distracted teen driver plowed into the great-grandmother’s vehicle in September 2011. Since that day in 2011, John Larimer’s been working tirelessly to get a distracted driving law on the books in Missouri.
It still hasn’t happened.
Missouri is now one of only three states where it is still legal for drivers, 21 and over, to text behind the wheel. Arizona and Montana are the other two states. In Kansas, distracted drivers can be given a $60 ticket.