A PETITION TO BAN HAND HELD CELL PHONE AND TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVING . HEATHER\'S LAW On January 3, 2008, Heather Hurd, of Abingdon Maryland and Davenport Florida was traveling to meet her parents at Disneys wedding planner when she was killed instantly by a tractor trailer driver. Hand held cell phone use and text messaging while driving is at a all time high and is increasing every year. Our daughter Heathers death was needless, preventable and unnecessary. We no longer accept these dangerous practices and want the Federal Government or individual states to be pro-active and not reactive as the use of these devices increases. We demand that the lawmakers of this nation immediately pass a ban on hand held cell phone use and text messaging while driving . except in the case of emergency and make Heathers Law a reality. A donation is not required to sign this petition!