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No Texting While Driving Law

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Specifics of the ban on text messaging that was approved by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on Nov. 9, 2011:
  • Prohibits as a primary offense all drivers from using an Interactive Wireless Communication Device (IWCD) to send, read or write a text-based message.
  • Defines an IWCD as a wireless phone, personal digital assistant, smart phone, portable or mobile computer or similar devices that can be used for texting, instant messaging, emailing or browsing the Internet.
  • Defines a text-based message as a text message, instant message, email or other written communication composed or received on an IWCD.
  • Institutes a $50 fine for convictions under this section.
  • Makes clear that this law supersedes and preempts any local ordinances
  • restricting the use of interactive wireless devices by drivers.
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