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NEW MEXICO - A new law banning texting while driving took effect on Tuesday in New Mexico.
The law prohibits drivers from sending or reading text messages and e-mails and this even applies while at a stop light.
Searching the internet from any type of hand held devices will also be included in the law.
A first violation will result in a $25 fine.
After that violators will see a $50 fine.
Calling for medical or emergency aid is the only exception to the New Mexico law.