New law signed Thursday increases fines for texting and driving

A bill increasing penalties for texting and driving was signed into law Thursday. The new law, which will take effect 13 months from now, puts

A bill increasing penalties for texting and driving

A bill increasing penalties for texting and driving was signed into law Thursday. (June 27, 2013 7:12 PM)

A bill increasing penalties for texting and driving was signed into law Thursday. The new law, which will take effect 13 months from now, puts into place a graduated structure for repeat offenders. Currently, the violation carries a $100 fine for each offense. Under the new law, a first offense will mean a $200 to $400 fine and a second offense will cost $400 to $600. A third offense within a 10-year...

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