Drivers remain free to text, play video games

Playing video games or text-messaging while driving remains a legal activity on O'ahu roads, following the City Council's inability yesterday to override a mayoral veto.

The council's failure to muster six votes needed to overturn Mayor Mufi Hannemann's veto was unexpected. That's because the council just last month voted 7-1 in favor of the bill to ban the playing of video games, and writing, sending or reading text-based communications, while driving.

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