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Insight from WFPD: Using electronic devices while driving

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The 2011 legislative session saw the addition of regulation on the use of electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle. Supported by studies which indicated a correlation between the distraction associated with the use of electronic devices and traffic crashes, the State has enacted law limiting their use. As a driver over the age of seventeen you are not allowed to compose, read or send a text message. The penalty for pleading or being found guilty is set at a one hundred dollar fee.

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