Of the 28 states that have banned texting-while-driving for all drivers, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska and Wyoming laws will go into effect next month.
Georgia, Kansas, and Vermont are the latest states to make texting-while-driving illegal. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association applauded all three states in a news release last week.
In Texas, texting-while-driving is banned for drivers who are under the age of 18. The law went into effect September 1, 2009. A ban for all drivers may not be far behind.
Texting while driving is a serious problem. If your state hasn’t passed a texting-while-driving ban, the odds are good that they will within the next couple of years. The GHSA anticipates that 10-15 states will put their laws in place by the end of the year.
To learn more about distracted driving, visit our major dangers page.
See what states have banned texting-while-driving.