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IOWA TROOPERS ISSUE OVER 1100 TEXTING TICKETS TO DRIVERS IN PAST YEAR

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The first year of a measure designed to crackdown on distracted driving in Iowa resulted in State Patrol Troopers issuing over 11-hundred citations to motorists.

Sergeant Nate Ludwig of the Iowa State Patrol says the law that made texting while driving a “primary” offense took effect on July 1st, 2017.

OC…….secondary violation. :14

The figure shows that troopers, over the last year – on average, issued three texting while driving citations per day.

OC……..back down. :07

The tally only covers the tickets handed out by the Patrol, not citations issued by local police and sheriff’s deputies across Iowa:

OC……..really would be. :19

Ludwig says most motorists in Iowa are aware of the new law, but many don’t have a full understanding of it.

OC……….specific things. :17

Motorists who are caught texting while driving in Iowa can face a fine of over $100.