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Midland City Council Passes Texting and Driving Ban

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

The Midland City Council have passed the texting and driving ban.

In a unanimous decision, the ban will go into effect on October 1.

According to the ban, “a driver shall not use a wireless communication device to view, send, or compose an electronic message, or engage other application software apps while operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway.”

However, there are exemptions to this ban. Those exemptions include making a phone call or using a GPS device.

If you’re caught texting and driving, you could be fined $500.

NewsWest 9’s Kalene O’Brien will have more on this story coming up tonight on NewsWest 9 at 4, 5 and 6 p.m.

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