New Texting Law in Effect

A bill making texting or sending e-mails from a cell phone while driving illegal went into effect on Tuesday. Anyone caught doing so by police can be charged with a Class C misdemeanor. Logan Police Captain Jeff Curtis says his department will be enforcing the law. “It has caused accidents here in the valley where there’s been serious injury and also believed to be involved in one that took the life of two young men,” Cpt. Curtis said in response to what affect texting-while-driving has had on driver safety. ” We take it very serious,” Cpt. Curtis continued. “The mindset is, if we have the facts that we need to prove the case in court we will site people for the violation.” Cpt. Curtis made he comment on KVNU’s “For the People” program Friday. He says police will have to be able to prove that a violation of the new text messaging law has taken place.

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