IOWA STATE PATROL SAYS MANY DRIVERS STILL TEXT WHILE BEHIND THE…

first_imgApril has been distracted driving awareness month and a state trooper says it continues to be a problem in Iowa.Sergeant Nathan Ludwig of the Iowa State Patrol says they see motorists texting driving every day on Iowa’s roadways despite a change in law that makes it illegal.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/TEXT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………their hand” :06The law changed last July 1st so law enforcement officers don’t have to pull over violators for something else to charge them with texting and driving.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/TEXT2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….and gotten stopped” :09Ludwig says texting while driving can be a tough law to enforce.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/TEXT3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….their phone” :13Sergeant Ludwig believes auto manufacturers contribute to the distracted driving problem with the other things in cars.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/TEXT4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..all the time” ;16Ludwig says a common misconception is that it’s legal to text when stopped at a stop sign or stoplight.He says you can only legally text behind the wheel when your car is off the traveled portion of the roadway and at a complete stop.Radio Iowalast_img

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