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PAGE 8 THE FLORALA NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 GOVERNOR ROBERT BENTLEY signs into law a measure that prohibits texting while driving. State Representative Jim McClendon (Left) and Public Safety Director Colonel Hugh McCall (Right) look on as the Governor signs the bill. Governor Bentley signs bill prohibiting texting while driving Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday signed into law House Bill 2, a measure that prohibits texting while driv- ing. "Signing this bill sends a message that drivers need to focus on driving - not on sending a text," Gover- nor Bentley said. "There is nothing so urgent that it is worth risking your life, or the lives of others, by send- ing a text message while you are driving down the road." According to data provid- ed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administra- tion, texting while driving creates a crash risk that is 23 times greater than when a driver is not distracted. Also, sending or receiving a text message takes a driver's eyes from the road for an av- erage of 4.6 seconds. For a ALA-SCAN fled. Call today - start tomor- row! WIA, VA & Rehab. ESD TDS, LLC. 1-866-432-0430. (R) NEW TO trucking? Your new career starts now! $0 tuition cost. No credit check. Great pay & benefits. Short employ- ment commitment required. Ca11:1-866-270-3911. www. (R) HELP WANTED-ADMIN/ PROF BREWER-PORCH Chil- dren's Center seeks a Mental Health Professional I to meet the needs of the Therapeutic Foster Care Program. Visit Employment opportunities at for more in- formation and to#pply. Clos- driver going 55 miles-per- hour, that's the equivalent of driving the entire length of a football field. Alabama's new law pro- hibits using a wireless de- vice to write, send, or read a text message, instant mes- sage or e-marl while operat- ing a motor vehicle. The fine for violating the law is $25 for a first-time offense, $50 for a second offense and $75 for a third or subsequent of- fense. Also, for each offense, a two-point violation would be placed on the offender's driving record. Representative Jim Mc- Clendon was the House sponsor of the legislation. "After six years of at- tempting to get this bill through, persistence has finally paid off," Represen- tative McClendon said. "It ing date 05/16/2012. EEO/ AA. FOR SALE DISH NETWORK. Starting at $19.99/month plus 30 premi- um movie channels free for 3 months! Save! And ask about same day 'installation! Call 1-888-816-8471. (R) SAWMILLS FROM only $3,997. Make & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw- .1-800-578-1363 ext. 300N. (R) MEDICAL SUPPLIES ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a free took four years for this bill to pass the House, two years for it to pass the Senate, and today, I'm delighted that Governor Bentley is signing this bill into law. Our high- ways will be safer with the passage of this law." Senator Jabo Waggoner was the Senate sponsor of the legislation. "I am proud to have as- sisted in passing this im- portant bill that I believe will help save lives on Ala- bama's roadways," Senator Waggoner said. "Signing this bill sends a message to drivers that texting while operating a vehicle is harm- ful and, thanks to the Leg- islature and Governor Bent- ley, finally prohibited in Alabama." The law goes into effect on August 1, 2012. FROM PAGE 9 talking meter and diabetic testing supplies at no cost, plus free home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 877-364-1774. ATTENTION SLEEP ap- nea sufferers with Medicare. Get free CPAP replacement supplies at no cost, plus free home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 1-877-850-8041. NEW AND used - stair lift el- evators, car lifts, scooters, lift chairs, power wheel chairs, walk-in tubs. Covering all of Alabama for 23 years. Elrod Mobility 1-800-682-0658. (R) American Red Cross FROM Your support brings hope. When hurricanes eevastate ommunitMs, your support helps ensure the American Red Cross is there to provide warm meals, shetter and hope to .."amilies when they need it most. Your contribution can help people recover and rebuild. Visit or text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10