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Put the phone down and respond to that text when you’re not driving. It comes down to that with the new law about texting while driving. Here’s what you need to know:

The newly signed into law makes texting while driving a primary offense, which means officers can pull over a driver who is texting while driving.

First offense is a $30 fine, and a second offense is a $60 fine and 3 points on the driver’s record. However, officers may give warnings until more people are aware of the law.

There are exceptions to the law.

The law allows for drivers using navigation devices and also allows drivers to use their devices while not moving.

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