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Indiana Texting Bill Narrowly Clears Legislature

From the Associated PressThe Indiana Senate has narrowly given final legislative approval to a bill that would make it illegal for drivers to send or read text messages.The Senate voted 26-24 today in favor of the bill after several senators argued that the ban wouldn’t be enforceable because officers may not be able to tell whether a driver is texting or making a call.A compromise version earlier approved by the House removed a Senate-passed provision that would have also banned making cell phone calls while driving.Violators of the texting ban would face a maximum fine of $500.The bill now goes to Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.

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