Regulation of the Day 62: Government Employees and Texting while Driving

Many, if not all, people depend on government employees to be positive role models for their children. They can give kids something to which to aspire; to show what they can be if they only work hard and stay in school. To give us all a walking, talking example of a life well lived.

It is in that spirit that Executive Order No. 13513 prohibits federal employees and contractors from texting while driving while on duty.

As the Order reminds us, “With nearly 3 million civilian employees, the Federal Government can and should demonstrate leadership in reducing the dangers of text messaging while driving.”The texting-while driving ban will “set an example for State and local governments, private employers, and individual drivers.”