New Campaign For No Texting While Driving Law

By Maureen Mespell

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    Indiana State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle), talks to the media during the kick off for a “no texting while driving” awareness campaign. A press conference was held this morning over Interstate 65 on the south side of Indianapolis near a dynamic message sign informing drivers about the ban. The law, sponsored by State Sen. Holdman, went into effect July 1.

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September 20, 2011 Updated Nov 11, 2013 at 2:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – A new awareness campaign was launched Tuesday to bring statewide attention and increased awareness to the No Texting While Driving law.

Indiana State Senator Travis Holdman (R-Markle) sponsored the law that went into effect July 1. The new campaign will use the dynamic message signs along major roads and highways across Indiana to remind drivers about the ban. Many Hoosiers are still not aware of the law.

“In order for this new law to help make our roads safer by deterring drivers from the dangerous practice of texting while driving, people have to be aware of it,” Holdman said. “Thousands of drivers will see these signs in the next few days as they drive on major thoroughfares around the state, which will help reduce the number of people texting behind the wheel and make all Hoosiers safer on the road.”

Wile the law bans drivers of any age from texting or emailing while driving, motorists can still use hands-free devices to send messages and make phone calls.

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