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7:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Kentucky's Laws Against Texting While Driving Prove Difficult to Enforce

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Texting while driving has been banned in Kentucky since 2011, but police officials say officers have difficulty enforcing the law because of how it's written.

The legislation states that a violation occurs from using an “electronic communication device” while operating a motor vehicle, which technically places using a smartphone as a GPS device or even surfing the web outside the parameters of the law.

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Local News
7:00 am
Sun December 1, 2013

Texting While Driving Now Costs 3 Points Against a Kentucky Driver's License

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Texting while driving can now cost Kentucky drivers three points against their license.

In August, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that he’d enacted emergency regulations adding the new penalty.

The regulations went into effect in November after a legislative committee gave no objections, Transportation Cabinet spokesman Ryan Watts says.

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