Distracted drivers can expect tougher penalties

Tougher penalties for texting or talking on a cell phone while driving are on the fast track heading through the General Assembly.The bill would allow

HARTFORD - Tougher penalties for texting or talking on a cell phone while driving are on the fast track heading through the General Assembly.

The bill would allow police to seize a repeat offender's driver's license for 24 hours and impose stiffer fines.

The legislature's judiciary committee yesterday approved the proposal but left out a possible three-month prison sentence for violators.

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