Texting ban difficult to enforce
Sun, 10 Jul 2011 18:57:42 GMT —
Some law enforcement officers in Ohio say they're concerned about the difficulty of enforcing atexting-while-driving ban if such a measure becomes state law.
The Ohio House has approved a bill that would make it a misdemeanor to write, read or send text messages while driving.
Lima police Chief Kevin Martin tells the Lima News it could be tough to prove in court that a driver was texting when an officer spotted the violation.
Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon says it also may be difficult to determine whether a person holding a cell phone is texting.
Lima's law director says police likely would need a search warrant to analyze a driver's phone. He says the issue would be how much time authorities want to devote to prosecuting the minor violation.
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