Texting While Driving

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Motorists in Kentucky could lose their licenses for repeated offenses of the state's law against texting while driving.

Gov. Steve Beshear announced a change Wednesday under which the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will assess "penalty points" against the licenses of drivers convicted of texting behind the wheel.

Each violation would mean the loss of three points. The Transportation Cabinet could suspend the licenses of adult drivers who accumulate 12 points and of minors after seven points.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jefferson County judges have dismissed nearly 40 percent of the texting while driving charges brought under Kentucky's two-year-old ban while police and prosecutors say the ban is nearly impossible to enforce.