Ohio on Friday, June 1, became the 39th state to prohibit texting behind the wheel by all drivers.
Alaska and Idaho become the 37th and 38th states to ban texting while driving for all motorists.
West Virginia became the 36th state to ban texting and handheld phone use while driving.
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Under the new law, which takes effect in early March, violators can be fined $50.
The law makes Maine the 33rd state to prohibit texting behind the wheel.
The new law becomes effective Aug. 1.
Also, motor carriers are prohibited from requiring or allowing drivers of covered motor vehicles to engage in texting while driving.
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