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Ohio Gov. Signs Texting Ban

Posted On June 01, 2012

texting(Columbus, Oh.) – Ohio is the 39th state to prohibit texting while driving.

 

Governor John Kasich signed a ban into law Friday morning on writing, reading and sending texts from behind the wheel.

 

The new law makes texting would be a secondary offense for adult drivers, but a primary offense for drivers under 18.

 

The measure includes a stricter crackdown on teen drivers’ use of cell phones, iPads, or other electronics.

 

The law goes into effect in 90 days.  First time offenders would face a fine up to $150.

 

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