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Iowa Senate passes texting and driving bill

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Iowa Senate passed a bill that would make texting and driving a primary offense in the state.

The senate passed the bill Wednesday in a 43 to 6 vote.

The bill would make it legal for law enforcement to pull drivers over for texting.

As the law stands now, texting and driving is a secondary offense. This means officers can write drivers a ticket if they have been pulled over for another offense first.

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