Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says texting while driving is a more pervasive problem than many people realize.
The sponsor of Indiana's texting while driving law says he expected a recent recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board.
Nobody was hurt in the crash that led to the first Indiana ticket given for texting behind the wheel.
The legislation originally banned only texting while driving.
An amendment Monday would add placing or receiving telephone calls to the language of a bill banning texting while driving.
Though the bill passed the committee, several members raised concerns about the legislation.
Legislators are considering two bills this session that would place restrictions on texting while driving.