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.