Houston Mayor Annise Parker and local rap star Bun B crossed arms and teamed up for a video promoting the “It Can Wait, Houston” PSA campaign.
Bun B brought the street cred by comparing texting & driving with playing Russian roulette. He also was on hand April 2 at the mayor’s splashy launch for the texting campaign, linked to the AT&T national program.
Parker says she’ll back a Houston ordinance banning text messaging while driving if a statewide law doesn’t result from the 2013 legislative session. Last time around, the governor vetoed a Texas texting measure OK’d by lawmakers, and appears ready to do so again.
Parker has been in office since the beginning of 2010, so we’ll take her vow to push through a local ordinance as some new-found enthusiasm for the texting & driving fight. She’ll be up for re-election in the fall, BTW.