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Texting While Driving Ban Nets Few Citations

Last updated on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

(UNDATED)(AP) - State Police say Indiana’s texting while driving ban has led to only a few dozen citations by troopers in the five months since it took effect.

Sgt. John Bowling says that statewide just 46 citations and 40 warnings for texting-while-driving activities had been issued by state troopers as of Dec. 9.

Police said that it's "extremely difficult" to prove a driver was actually transmitting a text message or email communication because of the way the law is written.

Officers are not permitted under the law to confiscate a cell phone from a driver to try to determine whether the motorist committed an illicit communications act. The state's texting while driving ban took effect July 1.

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