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Published on Oct 28, 2011 by Edgar Snyder

Pennsylvania Texting While Driving Law Strengthened

PA texting laws

Pennsylvania lawmakers have amended the state's ban on texting while driving, voting to make it a primary offense for all drivers.

This means that police can pull drivers over whom they suspect are texting behind the wheel. Texting was previously a secondary offense, meaning that drivers could only be cited if they were originally stopped for a different violation.

A separate amendment, which would have banned the use of hand-held cell phones while driving, was defeated.

"Gov. Wants Pa. to Ban Texting While Driving." WTAE.com. October 26, 2011.
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