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Texting ban soon goes into effect

By: Wendy Enneking Email
By: Wendy Enneking Email

Drivers who are guilty of texting while behind the wheel could soon be finding themselves face-to-face with an officer enforcing Kentucky's new anti-texting law.

The law was signed by Governor Steve Beshear back in April but goes into effect on July 15th.

Drivers who are caught texting while driving will only receive warnings up until January 1, 2011. After that, they will be issued fines starting at $25 for the first offense and $50 for subsequent offenses.

Another law regarding cell phones applies to drivers who are 18-years-old and younger. They will be banned from talking on their cell phones while driving.


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