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MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) -
Alabama state police say they've issued 59 citations for texting-while-driving since a ban went into effect Aug. 1.
The Montgomery Advertiser reported the year-to-date numbers.
Alabama State Patrol officials say they issued the 59 citations, and they've only heard of 7 citations being written by other law enforcement agencies in the state.
The texting-white-driving law, sponsored by Springville Republican Rep. Jim McClendon, was signed by Gov. Robert Bentley in May. It provides for a fine of $25 for a first offense, $50 for a second and $75 for each subsequent offense. Each conviction would carry a 2-point penalty on a license.
Drivers can send text messages through voice-activated software, and may use the device while parked on a shoulder, or to summon emergency services.
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