Bill would prohibit text messaging while driving

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

Drivers may soon see tougher cell phone laws in Kentucky. State Representative Rick Nelson, D-Middlesboro, has now pre-filed a bill that would prohibit text messaging while driving. It would also keep motorists under the age of 18 from using cell phones at all.

However, the proposal is raising questions for some. For example, how the law would be enforced.

While some are reluctant of the proposed changes, others agree the roads will be safer for all. Driver, Madison Mattmiller, admits the two accidents she has been involved in were while she was texting.

Exemptions are included for people calling for help in an emergency.

The bill also allows for a grace period through November 1, 2009. Until then a warning would be issued. After that, offenders would be fined $50.

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