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Nebraska lawmaker says state can model texting and driving enforcement after Iowa

Posted: 7:52 AM, Jul 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-09 20:35:27Z

A Nebraska lawmaker says Iowa's successful strengthening of a ban on texting while driving could be a model for legislation after years of unsuccessful legislative efforts to crack down on distracted driving.

State Sen. Merv Riepe says Iowa shows how enforcement can be increased.

The Iowa State Patrol says citations for texting while driving have increased sixfold in the past year since Iowa lawmakers allowed officers to begin pulling over drivers for texting.