If you drive in the state, it is now illegal to text on your cell phone while driving. Officers who see drivers texting can stop them and write a ticket for that offense. Texting while driving carries a $50 fine. Points can also be added to the license of the person driving.
Talking on a cell phone is not against the law though. People can still talk while they are driving because a law has not been passed in the state yet. However, some cities in the state have banned the use of cell phones by drivers.
For your information:
Anything that causes you to either take your attention away from driving, take your eyes off of the road or take your hands off of the wheel is a distraction.
PENNSYLVANIA’S TEXTING-WHILE-DRIVING BAN
The law prohibits as a primary offense any driver from using an Interactive Wireless Communication Device (IWCD) to send, read or write a text-based communication while his or her vehicle is in motion.
Defines an IWCD as a wireless phone, personal digital assistant, smartphone, portable or mobile computer or similar devices that can be used for texting, instant messaging, emailing or browsing the Internet.
Defines a text-based communication as a text message, instant message, email or other written communication composed or received on an IWCD.
Institutes a $50 fine for convictions under this section.
Makes clear that this law supersedes…