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Kurtz: Distracted Driving Still Big Problem

Northwest Iowa — Iowa’s Distracted Driving Law went into effect just over thirteen months ago, but some drivers haven’t changed their driving habits.

Iowa State Patrol Trooper Vince Kurtz says Distracted Driving is still a big problem on Iowa roadways.

People often drive differently when they know there’s a law enforcement officer watching, and Kutz says he sees the difference when driving his personal car.

As a result, Kurtz says the Iowa State Patrol is putting more unmarked cars on the road.

When the new Distracted Driving law went into effect on July 1st of last year, it became a primary offense, meaning the law enforcement officer needs no other reason to pull you over. And if you get caught texting and driving you’ll be faced with a hefty fine.

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