New Missouri Law Banning Texting for Drivers Under 21 Now in Effect

August 28, 2009

Missouri’s ban on texting-while-driving kicks in today for motorists younger than 21.

The new law puts Missouri in the company of 22 other states with sort of ban on sending, reading or writing text messages while driving.

But the state Department of Transportation says only Missouri is singling out a particular age group.

The fine for texting-while-driving will be $200, but only if a driver is under 21. Older drivers can keep texting as they drive.

The ban is just one of many new laws taking effect Aug. 28 in the state.

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