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Texting while driving ban to be enforced

POSTED: August 2, 2010 1:01 p.m.
ATLANTA — Got a quick message you want to send to a friend or a family member?
Starting today, it may cost you if you text that message while you are driving down a Georgia road.
That’s when the Georgia State Patrol will begin ticketing people caught texting while driving. Even people sending a quick message while stopped at a traffic light or in a turn lane will receive a ticket.
A month after the statewide anti-texting and driving law took effect July 1, troopers say they will “start actual true enforcement” of the new law. A citation will cost $150.
Trooper Larry Schnall told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution people should know by now about the new law.
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