Texting citations increase six-fold

Posted 7/12/18

The Iowa State Patrol has issued six times more citations for texting while driving, after a new law allows law enforcement officers to stop drivers who are texting. This past year, July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, troopers issued 1,131 citations for texting while driving. That is up from 182 citations the year before.

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