Indiana latest to ban texting

| May 12, 2011

Indiana becomes the 32nd state to prohibit texting while driving after Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a new law.

Effective July 1, violators face a maximum fine of $500. The law extends Indiana’s current texting ban to all drivers. Drivers under 18 are also prohibited from all cell phone use.

With the addition of Indiana, 32 states, the District of Columbia and Guam ban text messaging by all drivers. Further, eight states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have prohibited all hand-held cell phone use while driving.