Col. George Bivens, of the Pennsylvania State Police, said law enforcement agencies could obtain enough information from drivers and phone records to determine if texting citations were appropriate.
"Certainly the majority of citizens of the commonwealth want to comply with the law," Bivens said. "Once we stop a vehicle, we can certainly talk to the operator, to the passengers in the car and collect enough information to determine if it is appropriate to charge that individual."
Bivens said the police even could subpoena phone records to determine if a driver was illegally texting.
The Pennsylvania AAA Federation, which represents drivers, supported the bill. It passed with a large bi-partisan majority in both the state House and state Senate during the past month.
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