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No tweeting while you're driving?

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hold that Twitter thought. If you are driving, a proposed state law would make it illegal for you to post status updates or anything else to social media websites.

The Senate transportation committee Wednesday approved a measure that would add accessing, reading and posting to social media sites, such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, to the no-no list while driving.

Supporters say they are trying to close a loophole in the law that prohibits texting while driving. Violators would face a traffic fine up to $75 for the first offense and up to $500 for subsequent violations.

The proposal by Republican Sen. Dale Erdey, of Livingston, heads to the full Senate for debate. It was approved without objection by the committee.

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