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La. drivers can't tweet or post to Facebook

4 years 4 days 14 hours ago May 21, 2013 May 21, 2013 Tuesday, May 21 2013 May 21, 2013 4:35 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Motorists in Louisiana will have to add tweets and Facebook updates to the list of activity banned while driving, in addition to texting.

A bill prohibiting posting to social media sites while driving gained final approval with a 34-1 Senate vote on Tuesday. It now heads to Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk.

Violators will face a traffic fine of up to $175 for the first offense and up to $500 for second and subsequent violations.

The bill by Livingston Republican Dale Erdey closes what he called a loophole by adding accessing, reading and posting to social media sites, such as the popular Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, to the prohibited-while-driving list.

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