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Governor Branstad signs texting and driving bill

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Governor Branstad signs 2 bills into law Monday aimed at making Iowa's roadways safer - including the bill that makes texting and driving a primary offense in Iowa.
Currently in Iowa, texting a driving is a secondary offense - meaning police can pull you over for texting and driving only if you're doing something else illegal.
A primary offense means an officer can pull over a driver if they're seen texting and driving. The new law takes effect July 1.
Read the full texting and driving bill here. 
Governor Branstad also signed a bill tightening restrictions on repeat drinking and driving offenders; you can read that bill here.
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