The Iowa State Patrol has issued six times more citations for texting while driving in the past year compared to the year before. A new law that took effect in Iowa a year ago made texting while driving a primary offense, allowing police to stop a vehicle if they see a driver texting. In the past, police could only issue a citation for texting while driving if the officer stopped the driver for some other offense. Troopers issued more than 11-hundred citations for texting while driving in the past year, up from 182 the year before.
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