(Columbus, Oh.) - Ohio is the 39th state to prohibit texting while driving.
Governor John Kasich signed a ban into law Friday morning on writing, reading and sending texts from behind the wheel.
The new law makes texting would be a secondary offense for adult drivers, but a primary offense for drivers under 18.
The measure includes a stricter crackdown on teen drivers' use of cell phones, iPads, or other electronics.
The law goes into effect in 90 days. First time offenders would face a fine up to $150.