Indiana was the 32nd state to make text messaging while driving illegal. The law took effect on the 1st of July. Drivers can be fined up to $500 if busted, according to Hands-Free Info. The law was signed by Governor Mitch Daniels back on May 11th and is being used to reduce the risks of distraction-related car accidents in Highland and elsewhere.”Distraction is still a factor in too many serious crashes. But, the bill signed by Gov. Daniels will help make Indiana roads safer,” U.S. Transportation secretary Ray LaHood.