INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House has passed a bill that would ban
texting or sending e-mails while driving.
The House voted 95-3 for the bill Tuesday and sent it to the Senate for
consideration. Supporters say it would save lives.
It would make transmitting text messages or e-mails while driving a Class C
infraction with a possible fine of $500.
Lawmakers enacted a law last year that prohibits drivers younger than 18
from using cell phones or other telecommunication devices while driving.
This year’s House bill does not cover drivers 18 or over talking on cell
The Governors Highway Safety Association says 19 states have outlawed
texting while driving, and six prohibit using hand-held cell phones while
behind the wheel.