Texting http://wfpl.org en Texting While Driving Now Costs 3 Points Against a Kentucky Driver's License http://wfpl.org/post/texting-while-driving-now-costs-3-points-against-kentucky-drivers-license <p>Texting while driving can now cost Kentucky drivers three points against their license.</p><p>In August, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that <a href="/post/texting-while-driving-will-cost-3-points-against-kentucky-drivers-license">he’d enacted emergency regulations adding the new penalty.</a></p><p>The regulations went into effect in November after a legislative committee gave no objections,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Transportation Cabinet spokesman Ryan Watts says.</span></p> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7718 at http://wfpl.org Texting While Driving Now Costs 3 Points Against a Kentucky Driver's License Texting While Driving Will Cost 3 Points Against Kentucky Driver's License http://wfpl.org/post/texting-while-driving-will-cost-3-points-against-kentucky-drivers-license <p>Kentucky drivers will soon be assessed three "penalty points" against their licenses each time they're convicted of texting while driving.</p><p>The new penalty will be enacted through administrative regulations ordered by Gov. Steve Beshear, who announced the change in Louisville on Wednesday morning.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:08:52 +0000 Joseph Lord 6382 at http://wfpl.org Texting While Driving Will Cost 3 Points Against Kentucky Driver's License Kramer Introduces Pledge Against Texting While Driving http://wfpl.org/post/kramer-introduces-pledge-against-texting-while-driving <p>Louisville Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer, R-11, is hoping to raise awareness about the continued problem of distracted driving.</p><p>Kramer has introduced a resolution to support <a href="http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=2964">AT&amp;T’s “It Can Wait” campaign</a>. The non-binding measure is aimed at curbing texting while driving, particularly among teenagers. Last year, a state law banning texting while driving took effect but state police have said the law is difficult to enforce.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 20:00:55 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1572 at http://wfpl.org