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On the first nationwide Stop the Texts Day, Attorney General Greg Zoeller urged drivers to follow the law and stop texting while driving.
A national survey the Ad Council released Tuesday found about 60 percent of drivers between ages 16 and 24 text and drive. Indiana passed a texting while driving ban for all motorists last year. Since it went into effect, police have issued more than 200 tickets. Attorney General Greg Zoeller says that figure doesn’t show how widespread the problem is.
“I think if you just stand on the corner of your street and watch people you’ll see more and more people driving with one eye on the road and looking down in their lap,” Zoeller says.
Zoeller adds that distracted driving of any kind is a serious problem, but says he’ll leave decisions about strengthening the state law to the legislature.