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Senate to consider ban on texting while driving

A bill to ban texting while driving is scheduled to be considered by the Arizona Senate on Thursday.

The bill would make it a nonmoving civil traffic violation punishable by a $50 fine to manually enter information into a cell phone or other handheld wireless device to write, send or read written messages while driving.

The penalty would increase to $200 if the violator is involved in an accident.

The prohibition would not apply to emergency personnel or drivers entering a phone number or name to make or receive a telephone call.

Penalties would start on Jan. 31, 2012 after a monthlong warning period.

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