On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed a bill to prohibit drivers from sending or receiving text messages while driving.
The new legislation will become law in March 2012. As a primary offense, police officers will be able to pull over any driver suspected of texting while behind the wheel. The fine for violating the law will be $50 for each offense.
Pennsylvania will join 34 other states that already have texting laws in place. Nine states prohibit the use of hand-held cell phones entirely.