State-wide Ban on Texting while Driving

Published 11/08 2011 05:17PM

Updated 09/18 2012 03:35PM

No doubt you've seen people behind the wheel of their car texting and driving.

That's about to change.

Governor Tom Corbett is expected to sign a state wide bill into law tomorrow that will ban texting while driving.

Some say it's long overdue.

The City of Erie already has a ban on using a mobile device including talking, texting or emailing while driving.

It's been a secondary offense in the city since 2009.

But Govoner Corbett is set to ban texting while driving across the state - and it will be a primary offense.

McDowell High School Driver's Education teacher says students have a tough time putting their phones down.

Texting may be a new generation obsession, but it's affecting everyone.

It's a bill that many people say will help drivers realize the severity of taking their focus off the road.

Governor Corbett is expected to sign the bill tomorrow at a cell phone store in Camp Hill.

The law won't go into affect until March.

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