Columbia, MO considers distracted driving laws

The new measure seeks to take on distracted driving, which the city says caused hundreds of crashes in the last several years. The city council will now consider a new ordinance that specifies what it means to drive carefully. Drivers could get in trouble for typing into GPS, reading anything other than what’s on the dashboard, turning their head away from the road, using the car’s mirror to groom themselves and “writing or drawing,” according to the proposed ordinance…