In Alabama, the Governor has signed a law outlawing texting while behind the wheel. Effective August 1, people will no longer be able to text or use any social media while driving. Fines will cost $25 for a first citation, $50 the second time, and later offenses run drivers $75. Police have said that they welcome this law because of the proliferation of traffic accidents from texting and other distractions. Drivers may still use their phones to talk and may, for instance, check a phone number by glancing down.
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