Texting While Driving Is Now A State Issue
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) A recent Twin Falls texting while driving ordinance was repealed Monday afternoon making room for a new state law.
A little over a year and a half ago the City of Twin Falls became one of the first cities in the state to ban the use of wireless communication devices while driving.
But earlier this year the State of Idaho decided that this was something that needed to be enforced statewide level.
On July 1st the state of Idaho will become the 36th state nationwide to ban all wireless communication devices while driving.
To help make this transition easier the Twin Falls City Council decided to remove the local ordinance to make the process of the new state law easier to understand for both citizens and law enforcement officials.
Currently the fine for texting while driving in Twin Falls city limits would have cost you $50.
As of July 1st that infraction will now cost you $90 no matter where you are in the State of Idaho.