(Frankfort, Ky.) – Kentucky drivers will face possible fines if caught texting behind the wheel as of Thursday.
New laws went on the books at midnight. Most notable among them is a statewide ban on texting while driving for all drivers, making Kentucky one of ten states to enact such a law this year.
Adults will still be able to read texts and input numbers for phone calls.
In addition to not being able to text while at the wheel, drivers under 18-years-old are prohibited from using a cell phone or electronic device for any reason while driving.
An infraction for the texting while driving law will only result in a warning from police until January 1, 2011 when they can begin writing tickets for violators.
Another new law allows the use of GPS units to monitor people who violate domestic violence orders. Amanda's Law was named after Amanda Ross who was allegedly gunned down by former fiancé and state representative Steve Nunn.