Alabama's texting while driving ban takes effect Wednesday.
Texting, emailing, and instant messaging while driving will be illegal, and drivers will face fines of $25 for a first offense, $50 for a second, and $75 for a third plus court costs and two penalty points on a driver's license.
"We've always seen distracted driving in terms of eating, reading a roadmap, and putting on makeup," said Alabama State Trooper Curtis Summerville.
He added: "Our goal, again, is to save lives. And that's what we want to do, so we will enforce it in a professional manner. Of course, we will use discretion about enforcing it as we do with any laws."
Alabama will become the 38th state to adopt a texting while driving law.
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