President Obama signed an executive order last night forbidding federal employees from texting while driving, ABC News reports.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will reportedly announce the order at a "distracted driving" summit today.

The order would only apply to driving while on official government business, but it would urge government contractors to institute the same policy for their own employees.

LaHood has previously called for an end to texting while driving, which he calls one of his "highest priorities."

Democratic Senators have introduced legislation to ban the practice nationwide.

A much-publicized study by Virginia Tech found that drivers are 23 times more likely to crash if they're texting while driving.