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Pennsylvania bans texting

| November 15, 2011

Pennsylvania has a new law that prohibits texting while driving.

Under the new law, which takes effect in early March, violators can be fined $50.

With the addition of Pennsylvania, 35 states, the District of Columbia and Guam now have banned text messaging by all drivers. Nine states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have prohibited all handheld cell phone use while driving. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.