Senate Bill Makes Texting While Driving a Primary Offense
The Iowa senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that would make texting while driving a primary offense. The senate passed the measure by a 41-7 vote on Tuesday, and will now forward the bill to the Iowa House. Under the legislation, an officer could pull a driver over for no other reason than texting while driving. Violators would be fined $30. Current law classifies texting while driving as a secondary offense, meaning drivers can be ticketed only if they are cited first for another violation.