IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -

Idaho State Police say they have issued 66 citations statewide for texting while driving since the texting ban took effect a year ago.

The Post Register reports that 16 of those citations since July 1, 2012, occurred in Bonneville County. The fine is $81.50.

Idaho State Police Lt. Chris Weadick says officers sometimes have a hard time catching motorists in the act of texting.

But he says at least there is a law and motorists are aware that texting while driving can be dangerous.