SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A statewide ban on texting while driving takes effect Tuesday in New Mexico.
Under the new law, drivers are prohibited from sending or reading text message and emails — even while at a stop light or temporarily stuck in a traffic jam.
Motorists also will be banned from searching the Internet on smartphones or other hand-held wireless devices.
However, the law does allow a driver to pull over to the side of the road to send or receive a text message.
“This law will save lives and make New Mexico roads safer,” said Sen. Peter Wirth, a Santa Fe Democrat who Login to read more