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Published October 15, 2010, 06:06 PM

GF Texting Ban In Effect

Friday is the first day of a new law in Grand Forks that bands texting while driving in Grand Forks.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

Friday is the first day of a new law in Grand Forks that bands texting while driving in Grand Forks.

Police can now pull you over and give you a ticket if you are caught texting behind the wheel.

Just how much effective the law will be remains to be seen. City leaders say the law is more about creating awareness then a ticket.

Drivers can be issued a 15-dollar fine if caught texting. Some exceptions apply including reporting a crime, contacting emergency services. You can still legally make a call on a cell phone Some of the those who text the most are teens. Their reaction to the new law varied.

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