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Ala house oks bill to ban texting while driving
By Ala senate to debate House passed bill banning texting while driving
Montgomery, AL – - The Alabama House has voted to ban
drivers on Alabama roads from sending or writing text messages
The House voted 95-3 to pass the bill by Republican Rep. Jim
McClendon of Springville that would make Alabama the 20th state in
the nation to ban texting while driving. The bill now goes to the
Senate for debate.
The bill calls for a fine of $25 for the first conviction for
texting while driving. A driver would be fined $50 for a second
conviction and $75 for each subsequent violation. A driver would
have to pay court costs if convicted.
The bill prohibits police officers from searching the car after
a stop for texting while driving.