Topic : texting driving ban

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Nevada bans texting while driving

Bus| June 20, 2011
The new law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2012, makes it illegal to text or talk on a hand-held cell phone while driving. Violators face a fine of up to $100 for the first offense; up to $200 for the second offense; and up to $250 for the third offense.

Indiana bans texting while driving

Accessibility| May 12, 2011
Under the new law, effective July 1, violators face a maximum fine of $500. The law extends the state's current texting ban to all drivers. Drivers under 18 are also prohibited from all cell phone use.
Accessibility| April 27, 2011

North Dakota bans texting while driving

The new law, effective August 1, will impose a fine of $100 on people caught texting while driving.
Accessibility| June 7, 2010

Georgia becomes the 28th state to ban texting while driving

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed an anti-texting-while-driving bill into law for all drivers in his state. The law also forbids cell phone use for young drivers with a provisional license. In addition, NHTSA has developed sample legislation that states can use as a starting point to craft measures to ban texting.
Accessibility| June 2, 2010

Vermont becomes the 27th state to ban texting while driving

The new law, effective June 1, imposes a $100 penalty for the first violation and a $250 penalty for repeat violations that occur within a two-year period. In addition, the law — which prohibits all cell phone use for drivers up to age 18 — imposes special penalties for such drivers if they are caught texting.
Accessibility| May 5, 2010

Wisconsin becomes 25th state to ban texting while driving

The new law outlaws texting by all drivers. First-time violators face fines of $20 to $400, along with four points on their driving records. Second-time violators face fines of $200 to $800. Police officers can stop motorists suspected of this offense alone.
Accessibility| May 3, 2010

Michigan becomes 24th state to ban texting while driving

The newly signed legislation explicitly prohibits a person from reading, writing or sending text messages while driving a vehicle in state. Mich. governor signed the bill into law on Oprah Winfrey’s No Phone Zone Day program.

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