New texting law will be hard to enforce

June 28, 2011

A new state law making it illegal for Indiana motorists to send or read text messages is expected to create enforcement challenges for the state’s police officers. The law taking effect Friday restricts officers from confiscating cell phones to prove whether the driver was actually texting. The law makes texting while driving a Class C infraction with a fine up to $500, but motorists are allowed to use hands-free or voice-operated technology.