LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear announced Wednesday a more aggressive approach in Kentucky to prevent texting and driving.
Beshear made that announcement in Louisville. He says drivers who violate Kentucky's ban on texting while driving will accrue penalty points on their licenses. Those drivers who rack up too many points for committing violations could have their licenses suspended.
Beshear says it's all to curb crashes caused by distracted driving. Since the start of 2012, there have been 12,000 accidents and 54 deaths attributed to drivers using their cell phones.