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Vermont and Georgia join 26 other states in banning texting while driving

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June 8, 2010—Vermont and Georgia became the 27th and 28th states, respectively, to pass legislation banning text messaging while operating a motor vehicle.

The new law was effective as of June 1 in Vermont and will be effective in Georgia as of July 1.

A detailed list of states with cell phone laws is available through the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) at

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