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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Idaho State Police say they have issued 66 citations statewide for texting while driving since the texting ban took effect a year ago.
    
The Post Register reports (http://bit.ly/14vpSWz) that 16 of those citations since July 1, 2012, occurred in Bonneville County. The fine is $81.50.
    
Idaho State Police Lt. Chris Weadick says officers sometimes have a hard time catching motorists in the act of texting.
    
But he says at least there is a law and motorists are aware that texting while driving can be dangerous.
    

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