New Louisiana Law prohibits Social Network Use While Driving
Weather it’s twitter or facebook; it is illegal to post on your social network while driving in Louisiana. Yesterday Governor Jindal signed a Senate Bill (#147) by Sen. Erdey that prohibits any device from being used to access, read, or post to a social networking site while operating a motor vehicle.
Tweeting or even reading tweets or facebook status updates can now cost you up to $175 for first offense and $500 for the second offense. It really can wait. The new beefed up law goes into effect on August 1st. State law enforcement agencies plan to vigorously enforce the new law.
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.