Proposed law would make it illegal to Tweet or Facebook while driving

Proposed law would make it illegal to Tweet or Facebook while driving

Credit: Getty Images

Proposed law would make it illegal to Tweet or Facebook while driving

Print
Email
|

wwltv.com

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 3:55 PM

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.

Print
Email
|