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Birmingham bans texting while driving

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Texting while driving is now banned in the city of Birmingham.

An ordinance outlawing the practice took effect Monday. The city council, when it passed the measure earlier this year, said banning the dangerous practice of sending text messages while driving a vehicle was important to protect the public.

The penalty for the first offense is $100.

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