textingwhiledriving http://wkyufm.org en Texting While Driving in Kentucky? You Could Lose Points on Your License http://wkyufm.org/post/texting-while-driving-kentucky-you-could-lose-points-your-license <p></p><p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has announced new tools aimed at enforcing the state's "no texting" law.</p><p>A 2010 law made texting while driving punishable by a fine. Speaking in Louisville Wednesday, Beshear said that hasn't been enough of a deterrent. Starting in a few months, the Transportation Cabinet will take three points off the licenses of drivers caught while texting behind the wheel.</p><p>The new three-point texting penalty was announced as transportation leaders and emergency responders gathered for an annual meeting. The state can suspend the licenses of drives who incur 12 penalty points within a two-year period.</p><p>For drivers under 18, the threshold is seven points.</p><p>According to the Governor's office, more than 5,300 crashes in Kentucky last year were caused by driver distraction. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:35:46 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 35188 at http://wkyufm.org Texting While Driving in Kentucky? You Could Lose Points on Your License