No more texting and driving - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

No more texting and driving

LAWTON, Okla._Starting at midnight Saturday, if you are caught texting while driving on Oklahoma roadways, you could get a ticket.

The state law said it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle while composing, sending, or reading an electronic message.

That includes texting, instant messaging, sending a photo or video, and sending email.

Trooper Drake Green said in the last 10 months they have had one trooper killed and one injured because someone was texting while driving.

"We're people too and we bleed. We can get hurt. We can get killed. We just ask you for our safety and also the motoring public’s safety to not text and drive," Green said.

The city of Lawton also has an ordinance that will be enforced in municipal court.

If you get pulled over the ticket can be no more than $100.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • McCain's return sets stage for big Senate health bill vote

    McCain's return sets stage for big Senate health bill vote

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:06 AM EDT2017-07-25 09:06:16 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-07-25 16:39:05 GMT

    At least a dozen GOP senators have openly said they oppose or criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's legislation, which he's revised as he's hunted Republican support.

    At least a dozen GOP senators have openly said they oppose or criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's legislation, which he's revised as he's hunted Republican support.

  • Trump vents anew on Sessions, who's under pressure to quit

    Trump vents anew on Sessions, who's under pressure to quit

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 4:26 AM EDT2017-07-25 08:26:14 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-07-25 16:38:48 GMT

    Privately, Trump has speculated aloud to allies in recent days about the potential consequences of firing Sessions, according to three people who have recently spoken to the president.

    Privately, Trump has speculated aloud to allies in recent days about the potential consequences of firing Sessions, according to three people who have recently spoken to the president.

  • Kushner, Manafort meet with congressional investigators

    Kushner, Manafort meet with congressional investigators

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 3:46 AM EDT2017-07-25 07:46:13 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-07-25 16:38:46 GMT

    President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will return to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a second day of private meetings with congressional investigators.

    President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will return to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a second day of private meetings with congressional investigators.

Powered by Frankly