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KIRKWOOD, Mo. - Texting while driving in Kirkwood could soon end up costing drivers up to $1,000 if a new ordinance passes.

The Kirkwood City Council voted unanimously to put the proposal up for a final vote next month. As of now, state law only prohibits drivers 21 and younger from texting and driving.

The proposed ordinance would extend the law to prohibiting all drivers from texting in Kirkwood. Florissant, Manchester and St. John have already extended Missouri's texting law to prohibit people of all ages from texting and driving.

Council member Nancy Luetzow proposed the legislation. Many Kirkwood drivers support the idea.

City council will take a final vote on the proposed ordinance on July 3.

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