States Move To Ban Texting While Driving

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As of July 1, Virginia drivers are banned from sending or reading text messages and e-mails. Cleveland's ban starts July 19, while Maryland drivers have until October to text away in the car while driving.


Fast forwarding to the present, our last word in business today is DWT - that's driving while texting. It's now a crime in more and more places. Cleveland is the latest city to ban the practice. Starting July 19th, drivers who are spotted texting while on the road will be fined $100. It's $250 for the second offence and $500 after that. The dangers might seem obvious, but many people just can't resist the urge to tap out a quick note while, say, driving to work. With that in mind, Cleveland is backing up its new law with a public awareness campaign to make people more aware of the risks of paying more attention to their messages than the road.

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