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Texting ban takes effect in Canyon

Canyon, TX - Drivers in Canyon should be aware of a new law taking effect Wednesday (August 1) that bans texting while driving within the city limits.

The city of Canyon approved the law in May, with overwhelming community support.  The law is designed with public safety in mind, and law enforcement believes the city will indeed be a safer place.

The police department plans to only issue warnings for the first thirty days, and after that, violators could face a fine of up to two hundred dollars.

Police will also begin enforcing the statewide ban on cell phones in school zones today (August 1).

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