Gov. Ducey signs bill banning texting while driving

Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey signed a law Monday outlawing holding a phone behind the wheel.

Arizona is now the 48th state to ban texting and the 18th to ban hand-held phone use while driving, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Officers can issue warnings immediately and can write tickets starting in 2021. Lawmakers hope the delay will give people time to learn about the new law before they’re subjected to fines ranging from $75 to $250.

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