Drivers reminded of texting ban

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) reminds motorists that texting while driving is prohibited for all drivers in Louisiana, with a first offender subject to fines of up to $175.

In 2011, according to LHSC, the Legislature strengthened the texting-while-driving ban to make it a primary offense, meaning that officers can stop and ticket a driver they observe texting. Previously, officers could issue a ticket for texting only if the driver was stopped for another offense or reason.

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