Drivers with their eyes on their cell phones to text instead of the road are now breaking the law.
Texting while driving is prohibited among about 170 new laws that take effect July 15.
The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days following the adjournment of the Kentucky General Assembly, unless a bill contains another effective date or is declared an emergency.
During the 2010 session, 163 bills and eight joint resolutions were signed into law.
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