Feds Applaud New IN Law That Bans Texting While Driving

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood gave a public shout out to Indiana’s Governor Mitch Daniels in a media statement where Indiana was recognized as the 32nd state to enact laws that make texting while driving illegal.

This type of law is nothing new to our neighboring state of Illinois. In 2009, Governor Pat Quinn enacted a similar law that bans texting, surfing the web, etc. while driving.

The new Indiana law goes into effect July 1st. There are serious consequences if caught texting while driving and stricter liability if in an accident while texting. This new law also bans those under 18 from using his or her cell phone, period.

Be aware of the new law beginning in July, hopefully it will make our heavily used roadways safer.

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