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Grand Forks Herald, Published August 27 2010

Texting and driving ban up for vote in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Grand Forks City Council is to vote Monday on a ban on texting while driving.

Some members of the council's Service and Safety Committee had wanted a broader ban on driving while distracted. Members ultimately opted to focus just on texting while they work on legal language to define distracted driving.

The texting-and-driving law would forbid the sending and receiving of text messages, e-mail and Web pages while behind the wheel, with some exceptions such as for reporting a crime. The fine would be $20.

Information from: Grand Forks Herald, http://www.grandforksherald.com

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