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      OMG, Ohio Senate not keen on texting bans

      Are texting bans necessary in Ohio communities? / WNWO archive

      Just a day after a texting while driving ban went into effect in Wauseon, the Ohio Senate has doubts about whether the state should ban it at all.

      The issue was the subject of a three-hour Senate hearing on Wednesday. Republican Senate President Tom Niehaus expressed concerns whether a statewide ban would be enforcable, saying "you cannot legislate common sense."

      Watch: Texting and Driving, Get the Message

      Despite the debate, several Ohio communities, like Wauseon, already prohibit texting while driving.

      What do you think, is the law necessary to keep roads safe or is a ban too difficult and time consuming to enforce? Leave you opinion below in our comments section.

      (The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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