BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Motorists in Louisiana will have to add tweets and Facebook updates to the list of activity banned while driving, in addition to texting.
A bill prohibiting posting to social media sites while driving gained final approval with a 34-1 Senate vote on Tuesday. It now heads to Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk.
Violators will face a traffic fine of up to $175 for the first offense and up to $500 for second and subsequent violations.
The bill by Livingston Republican Dale Erdey closes what he called a loophole by adding accessing, reading and posting to social media sites, such as the popular Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, to the prohibited-while-driving list.