The ban will place Pennsylvania among the states that consider driving while texting a primary offense.
Supporters of the measure point to studies indicating distracted driving, specifically texting, is worse than driving under the influence of alcohol.
Cops say the law might be difficult to enforce, but it sends a strong message.
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