State Patrol Will Begin Issuing Tickets Immediately As Cell Phone Driving Law Takes Effect

The State Patrol wants you to know they WILL pull your ass over if you’re texting or talking on the phone while driving.


The State Patrol will offer no grace period when the new law banning texting and using a cell phone while driving goes into effect on June 10. Usually, the State Patrol offers a grace period to educate drivers when a new law goes into effect, the patrol said in a news release.

Drivers have already had nearly two years to adjust their driving habits,” State Patrol Chief John R. Batiste said in the release. “We will fully enforce this law from day one.”