Cell Phones Distract Missouri Drivers, Create Safety and Liability Hazards
One year ago, Missouri passed an anti-texting law that prohibits drivers 21 and younger from text messaging while behind the wheel. If caught, young Missouri drivers are fined $200.
A recent news story on St. Louis station KSDK (Channel 5) revealed that since the law was passed, the Missouri State Highway Patrol has issued 47 citations for texting while driving.
Although the number of tickets issued is low, other statistics kept by the patrol make it clear that distracted driving accidents linked to cell phone use, both talking and texting, remains high.