Police To Increase Enforcement Of Texting & Driving Ban

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Updated: 9/30/2013 7:06 pm
Lexington police say there is a growing trend of texting and driving, and it is causing more traffic accidents in Fayette County.

They plan to increase enforcement of Kentucky's ban on texting while driving with the help of a federal grant during the month of October.

The $20,000 federal grant will pay for voluntary overtime pay.

Starting October 1, officers will work in teams of 2 to find drivers who are texting while driving and to look for drivers under the age of 18 talking on the phone while driving.

People will be fined $25 and have to pay $146 in court costs the first time they are cited for texting and driving.
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