The Iowa Legislature recently passed a new anti-texting law. The new law, which went into effect July 1st, bans all drivers from reading, writing or sending text messages or email while operating a motor vehicle.
In addition novice drivers, mostly between the ages of 14-17, and drivers with a restricted license will be prohibited from using a cell phone at all while operating a motor vehicle.
A person ticketed under the new law will face a minimum fine of $30 up to $1,000 for causing a serious accident, although there would be a grace period on the fine for the first year.
The bottom line? Don’t text and drive! It’s not only dangerous, it’s the law!