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Texting while driving illegal in New Mexico

A new law was established in New Mexico. The new law indicates that users are banned from texting while driving their vehicles. Naturally, the new law can easily be linked to safety reasons.

The news was reported by the Farmington Daily Times, which revealed that this new law will actually enter into effect starting with July 1. So, drivers need to be very careful, unless they want to break the law and get the fine, which is not that small.

The law bans drivers from sending and looking at text messages while driving their vehicles. In case they fail to respect this law, drivers can be penalized with no less than $25, if the mistake is made once. A $50 fine is applied in cases of subsequent violations. Drivers need to be careful, as using their cell phones is not only dangerous. It can also bring them some important fines. 

According to the new law, not only sending and receiving text messages is something that should not be done while driving. The law says that drivers should avoid using all kind of smartphones, as well as other wireless devices while driving.

Naturally, the purpose of imposing such a law is to make the roads much safer. It has been revealed that texting while driving is amazingly dangerous. In fact, some statistics even claim that it is more dangerous than drinking and driving. When you drive your vehicle, you need to be only focused on the road. It is easily understandable that if you look at your phone, you can very simply become distracted. Only one moment of a lack of attention is enough for an undesired event to happen.

Accidents on the road can occur so easily that authorizes claim that such a law is in fact a must. On the other hand, numerous people use their smartphones constantly and consequently usage while driving has increased, too. What is said at this point is that not only driving and talking at the cell phone can be dangerous, but searching, texting and reading messages can also be extremely dangerous. 

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