Just as technology evolves to keep up with radar guns, texting drivers are growing wise to Indiana’s texting-while-driving law.
In effect since July 1, 2011, the law makes it a Class C misdemeanor for a motorist to send a text message on their cellphone while driving.
However, the law does not prohibit a motorist from checking Facebook, searching for nearby theaters for what’s playing or any number of activities that one can perform on a smartphone.
That’s because of legislative compromises that helped put the law on the books, state Rep. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, said Thursday.
“It’s where the law and technology don’t always keep up. But at the same time, technology is moving forward in a positive way with some of our newer model cars coming with voice-activated operations,” he added.
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