While it looks as though Pennsylvania will soon have a law banning texting while driving, specifics about the enforcement remain a point of tension in the state Legislature.
A bill to make texting while driving a primary offense passed the Senate in June, and House Republicans last week backed Dems in doing the same. But House GOP leaders are itching to make the ban a secondary offense. The House is expected to vote on the primary offense bill this afternoon.
By making texting while driving a secondary offense, violators can only be penalized for the act if they first commit a primary offense like speeding.
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