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Ky. law enforcement using fines to crack down on texting and driving

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- "U Drive. U Text. U Pay."

That's the slogan for a national texting enforcement crackdown. With National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, law enforcement agencies in Kentucky are stepping up efforts to get drivers to put down the phone.

Kentucky's texting law took effect in 2010.

The first offense is $25, and each additional offense will cost the driver $50, plus court costs.

Roughly 3,300 people were killed and 421,000 injured nationwide in distraction-driving crashes in 2012.

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