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City of Midland Texting Ban to Begin Next Week

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

The City of Midland will be enforcing a new law to help keep drivers' hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road.

Beginning October 1, drivers in Midland will be fined $500 if caught viewing text messages, using apps on their phone and surfing the web while they are behind the wheel.

Drivers may still use their GPS and make phone calls. 
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City officials say Midland is the 41st city in Texas to ban texting while driving. 

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