JC/DC ACTION ALERT: The Siddens Bening Hands-Free Law

Missouri PTA needs you to contact your Representatives now and ask them to support hands-free legislation, specifically Siddens Bening Hands-Free Law – Senate Bill 56/61

Missouri PTA supports SB 56/61. This bill has been voted out of committee and will be placed on the calendar for debate soon.

Missouri PTA advocates to eliminate distracted driving-related injuries and deaths on Missouri roadways through policy, education, and collaboration. Handheld devices delay reaction time as much as having a blood alcohol level of 0.08%.

Missouri PTA advocates are called upon to ensure your Representative understands that you are paying attention and that this issue is important to you!

ACTION NEEDED: PLEASE CALL OR E-MAIL and urge your Representative to support SB 56/61

MOPTA Advocates are invited to utilize the letter below to guide your calls, emails, and social media contact with your lawmaker(s).

Dear Representative,

Please support legislation that restricts drivers from using electronic wireless devices such as cell phones, laptops, and other similar devices while driving.

Distracted driving can be anything that diverts the driver’s attention from the task of driving. Cell phone related crashes, in particular, are one of the fastest growing causes of traffic crashes in Missouri, increasing by more than 30%. 

Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Mile for mile, they are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers. And one in three teens who text say they have done so while driving.

I  ask you to support SB 56/61. Join together to help parents and advocates raise awareness of this danger and reduce the tragedies. 



Your Name and PTA

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Paula McKinney
Vice President of Legislation and Advocacy 
Missouri PTA

Vice President & Director of Legislation and Advocacy

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