State Bans Texting While Driving

By: Chiara Lotierzo Email
By: Chiara Lotierzo Email

Local law officials now have one more reason to write tickets.

Governor Bill Ritter signed into law on Monday a ban on texting while driving for all ages, and a ban on talking on a cell phone while driving for anyone under the age of 18.

Teens we spoke with say it's a hard pill to swallow, but admitted it's probably for the best.

You can expect to pay out $50 for the ticket.

Officials say the law will not start being enforced until December, but that you can always get a ticket for reckless driving.

Teens will be allowed to talk on cell phones while driving if they use a hands-free device.

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