Pa. state police issue 31 texting-ban tickets to drivers

    Pennsylvania state troopers have already issued 31 citations for violations of the state’s five-week-old ban on texting while driving.

    A state police spokeswoman said the total as of Wednesday doesn’t include the many warnings that also have been issued.
    The law prohibits texting or reading texts, but doesn’t ban the use of hand-held cell phones.

    It carries a $50 fine and gives police authority to pull over suspected violators on sight.

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