Ritter to sign text message ban into law

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Fort Collins, Colo. (AP) - Like sending text messages from the car? Days for that are numbered.

Gov. Bill Ritter plans to sign into law a ban on texting while driving Monday. The bill also makes it illegal for any driver under 18 to talk on handheld cell phones while driving. Hands-free devices are allowed, and there are exceptions for emergencies.

The Text Message Ban takes effect in December. Drivers could be fined $50 for texting while they drive.

At least a dozen states and the District of Columbia have laws that ban the practice or that take effect this year. Text message bans also await governors' signatures in Illinois and Tennessee.
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