PENNSYLVANIA -- A new Pennsylvania anti-texting law is set to take effect this Thursday. It will make any type of text-based communication while driving a primary state offense. Those who are found violating the law will also face a $50 fine.
The law covers the use of any device that connects to the internet and could be used to read, write, or send written messages.
Officials said in 2010, 68 people died in Pennsylvania from the nearly 14,000 accidents in which distraction was a factor.