The PA state Senate voted Tuesday to approve the bill. It is awaiting Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature. Is signed into law, Pennsylvania joins more than 30 other states (including New Jersey and Delaware) that ban all motorists from texting while driving.
The bill would make texting behind the wheel a primary offense so that police can pull over motorists for that violation alone. The penalty is $50 but police may not seize the cell phone or other device.
In PA, talking on a cell phone, hands-free or not, remains legal for motorists after the House removed a provision seeking to ban that act.
For the full article see Pa. Senate Approves Texting While Driving Ban | NBC Philadelphia
- Pa. Senate OKs ban on texting while driving (philly.com)
- Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett signs texting-while-driving ban into law (pennlive.com)