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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Columbus passes texting-while-driving ban

A crackdown on texting while driving is a month away from taking effect following the passage of a city-wide ban at Columbus City Council’s Monday meeting.

Council passed legislation that prohibits using mobile devices to compose, send, receive or read text messages while driving. Under the new law, set to take effect May 5, texting while driving will be a primary offense that will result in a minor misdemeanor charge, punishable by a fine of up to $150.Read more: Columbus passes texting-while-driving ban - Business First of Columbus:

I'll be monitoring the application of this law to see how it is applied. Indeed, many cities, including those in Pennsylvania, will look to pass similar legislation.


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