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Some New Mexicans may have been dropped by mistake from a federal program that aims to help people pay their phone bills.

Lawmakers Ban Texting While Driving

Feb 19, 2014
Centers for Disease Control

A bill that would prohibit texting while driving now heads to Governor Susana Martinez's desk for approval after clearing the legislature.

E-mail, instant messages and internet surfing all fall under the bills scope.

John McPhee is with New Mexico Department of Health. He says distracted driving is a growing problem across the country.