Texting while driving ban proving hard to enforce

LOUISVILLE, Ky.(WYMT)- The texting while driving ban here in Kentucky is tough to enforce.

The Courier Journal reports Jefferson County judges dismissed nearly 40 percent of texting charges. The texting law applies to sending and receiving text messages, but does not affect browsing the internet, updating social media, or reading directions while driving. Police say it is difficult to prove a driver was using a phone illegally. By law it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to use a cell phone while driving a vehicle and all drivers are banned from sending and receiving texts or email while moving.

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