Lawmakers consider increase to distracted driving fines

Some state lawmakers say they're considering higher fines for distracted driving.



The General Assembly's Transportation Committee is expected to hold a public hearing Monday on several bills to increase penalties for texting or using a hand-held phone while driving.



Officials say one bill calls for increasing the fines for second, third, and subsequent violations.



Under current law, the first violation is a $150 fine, $300 for a second, and $500 for three or more violations.


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