About 50 electronic message boards on highways across Indiana will display message reminding drivers about the state’s recently enacted texting while driving ban.
The highway road signs read: “No Texting While Driving. It’s the Law,” and “Arrive Alive. Don’t Text and Drive.”
State police have issued 25 citations and 24 warnings for texting while driving since the law went into effect in July, according to Indiana Public Media.
“We believe that there’s self-enforcement, self-compliance that’s going on,” said Markle state Sen. Travis Holdman, who sponsored the bill. “We’re really not too concerned about the number of citations, the number of tickets that officers are writing.”
“It gives people the impetus to say, ‘Yeah, I know I really shouldn’t do it, now there’s a law that says I shouldn’t do it. I don’t want to chance getting stopped,’” Indiana State Police spokesman Dave Bursten said.