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Ohio Bans Texting While Driving

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich on June 1 signed a bill that bans texting while driving. The violation will become a secondary traffic offense for adults and a primary offense for drivers under 18, when the law goes into effect Aug. 30.

Alabama Bans Texting While Driving

MONTGOMERY, AL – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday, May 8, signed into law a bill that prohibits use of a wireless device to write, send or read a text message, instant message or e-mail during operation of a motor vehicle.

Idaho Passes Driver Texting Ban

BOISE, ID – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on April 5 signed into law a bill that bans texting while driving. The new law takes effect July 1.

Free Report Offers Advice on How to Comply With FMCSA Handheld Phone Ban

HERNDON, VA -- A new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rule went into effect Jan. 3 that prohibits an estimated 4 million interstate commercial truck and bus drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving. To help commercial fleet operators conform to the new regulation, software provider ZoomSafer has released “FMCSA Cell Phone Use Regulations: A Guide to Compliance for Truck and Bus Fleets.”

Pa. Governor Signs Ban on Texting While Driving

CAMP HILL, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on Nov. 9 signed legislation that bans texting while driving on Pennsylvania roads. The new law, which makes texting while driving a primary offense carrying a $50 fine, takes effect in 120 calendar days.