Video Report: Iowa’s Texting-While-Driving Ban Hard To Enforce

Iowa’s law banning texting while driving is hard to enforce because of how it is written. This video report explains that Iowa convicted an average of only 2.5 drivers per county for texting in 2013, even as the number of texting-related crashes has started to rise in Iowa.

Iowa’s Texting-While-Driving Ban Not Reducing Crashes, Hard To Enforce

Iowa’s law banning texting while driving is failing to reduce road crashes, and officers seldom enforce it because of legal restrictions, an IowaWatch investigation shows. Crash history reports from the Iowa Department of Transportation show that since the Iowa Legislature enacted it in July 2011, the law has not decreased cell-phone related crashes.