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Problems enforcing Indiana texting while driving ban

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Five months after texting while driving was banned in Indiana, there seems to be a problem enforcing the ban.

Just 46 citations and 40 warnings for texting while driving were issued by Indiana state troopers since the ban took effect in July.

Officials say it's extremely difficult to prove a driver was actually texting or emailing because of the way the law is written.

Police are not permitted to confiscate a driver's cell phone to try to determine whether the driver sent or received a message.

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