Indiana State Police Issue Over 7,000 Tickets/Warnings First Six Months Of Driving With Cellphone Ban

In July 2020, Indiana passed a law banning driving while using a cellphone. Now stats are out detailing interaction Indiana State Police had with drivers.

The ban took effect July 1, replacing a narrower ban on texting while driving, which police said was

difficult to enforce. In the first six months of the new law, police issued about 1,900 tickets for

violating the ban after it took effect in July. But State Police spokesman Ron Galaviz says officers

issued nearly three times that many warnings. He says the main focus was on making people aware

of the law. He says the balance is shifting more towards enforcement now.


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