The New Year is here, so drivers can be fined if caught texting while driving. The law banning texting while driving in any location and holding a phone in school and work zones like the Selmon Extension project went into effect last summer. But law enforcement officials only issued warnings. As of January 1, if caught, drivers can now be given citations. Tickets issued for a first offense carry a $30 fine plus court costs. It’s $60 for a second violation citied within five years.