COLUMBUS, Ohio—Columbus City Council passed a ban on texting while driving Monday. If the ban is signed by Mayor Michael Coleman, texting while driving could cost drivers a $150 ticket. It would be a primary offense which means a driver can be pulled over for texting while driving. The law would also prohibit surfing the web on a phone while driving along with virtually all interaction with a mobile device aside from talking on it.
The law could take effect as early as May 5.