New Missouri law bans texting for drivers under 21

Posted by on August 27, 2009 at 3:27 pm.

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s ban on texting-while-driving kicks in Friday for motorists younger than 21.

The new law puts Missouri in the company of 22 other states with sort of ban on sending, reading or writing text messages while driving.

But the state Department of Transportation says only Missouri is singling out a particular age group.

The fine for texting-while-driving will be $200, but only if a driver is under 21. Older drivers can keep texting as they drive.

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