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SB17-027

Increase Penalty Texting While Driving

Concerning an increase in the penalty for text messaging while operating a motor vehicle.
Session:
2017 Regular Session

Currently, the penalty for text messaging while driving is a $50 fine and one point assessed against the violator's driver's license for a first offense and a $100 fine and one point assessed against the violator's driver's license for a second or subsequent offense. The bill increases the penalty to a $300 fine and 4 points for each offense. A driver may not be cited for text messaging while driving unless the driver was also operating the motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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Passed
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