Proposed bill would stiffen distracted driving penalties

Lawmakers today heard from Dawn Jeffrey, whose boyfriend, Kenneth Dorsey, was struck and killed by a New Canaan teenager while jogging last year. Police say

The proposed bill would double the penalties.

The proposed bill would double the penalties. (2/4/13)

HARTFORD - State lawmakers have proposed a bill that would raise fines for people caught using a mobile phone while driving.

Current fines are $100 for a first violation and $150 for the second time. The proposed bill would double the penalties.

Lawmakers today heard from Dawn Jeffrey, whose boyfriend, Kenneth Dorsey, was struck and killed by a New Canaan teenager while jogging last year. Police say the teen was accessing her school's website on her phone while driving.

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