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Bill would ban social media posts while driving

3 years 5 months 2 weeks ago April 10, 2013 Apr 10, 2013 Wednesday, April 10 2013 April 10, 2013 1:19 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- Hold that Twitter thought. If you are driving, a proposed state law would make it illegal for you to post status updates or anything else to social media websites.

The Senate transportation committee has approved a measure that would add accessing, reading and posting to social media sites, such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, to the no-no list while driving.

Supporters say they are trying to close a loophole in the law that prohibits texting while driving.

Violators would face a traffic fine up to $75 for the first offense and up to $500 for subsequent violations.

The proposal by Republican Sen. Dale Erdey, of Livingston, now heads to the full Senate for debate.

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