(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

GRAND PRAIRIE (CBDFW.COM) – City officials said Saturday that they’re ready to move ahead with their campaign against texting while driving.

Starting September first, drivers caught texting or emailing while driving will receive a citation. Violations carry fines up to $200.

Signs are already up through out Grand Prairie warning drivers about the new ordinance.

Police Chief Steve Dye said he hopes the new law will serves as a reminder for drivers to break the risky habit of texting behind the wheel.

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