Updated: Jan 5, 2013 2:36 PM
SANTA FE (KRQE) — Two lawmakers plan to try again this year to pass a statewide ban on texting while driving.
Republican Rep. James Smith of Albuquerque has a bill to make it punishable by a $100 fine.
A bill by Democratic Sen. Peter Wirth of Santa Fe would hit offenders with a $300 fine.
Four previous efforts to pass a statewide ban have failed.
New Mexico is one of only 11 states that still allow texting while driving.
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