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Bill would ban social media posts while driving

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By LITTICE BACON-BLOOD
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hold that Twitter thought. If you are driving, a proposed state law would make it illegal for you to post status updates or anything else to social media websites.

The Senate transportation committee Wednesday approved a measure that would add accessing, reading and posting to social media sites, such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, to the no-no list while driving.

Supporters say they are trying to close a loophole in the law that prohibits texting while driving. Violators would face a traffic fine up to $75 for the first offense and up to $500 for subsequent violations.

The proposal by Republican Sen. Dale Erdey, of Livingston, heads to the full Senate for debate. It was approved without objection by the committee.

 

Senate Bill 147 can be found at www.legis.la.gov

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