Texting ban begins today

Keep your smart phones out of sight starting today; the Commonwealth’s new ban on using electronic devices to send or receive messages while behind the wheel goes into effect today. I suspect that the police will be especially vigilant and aggressive in enforcing the law which is a “primary offense” meaning that the police don’t need any other reason to pull you over other than a reasonable suspicion that you’re violating the law. The first offense is a fine of $100 and I suspect it will bump up your insurance bill, as well.