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Pennsylvania to enforce anti-texting law

Posted On Wed, March 14, 2012

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced that the Keystone State is enacting an anti-texting while driving law, and those who are caught will be fined $50.

Any communication on an electronic device that requires typing is considered a violation, according to the report. This includes texting, emailing, instant messages and anything else phone-based. Regular cell phones, smartphones and PDAs are all included in the law.

"Your most important job when behind the wheel is to focus only on driving," said Barry Schoch, secretary of the PDOT. "Most people would never close their eyes for five seconds while driving, but that's how long you take your eyes off the road, or even longer, every time you send or read a text message."

While many people may practice safe driving on the road, there are still others who operate vehicles while distracted. In order for a person to protect themselves against this, it may be a good idea to ensure that their insurance plan is sufficient. Comparing auto insurance quotes online with the one they currently have may help significantly.

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