State lawmakers want stiffer penalties for illegal cell phone use

Some state lawmakers want stiffer penalties for drivers who don't use their hands-free devices while driving.

Several lawmakers say the $100 ticket a person gets if they're caught driving with their phone in hand is not enough. Some want to increase those fines to $250. Lawmakers say although driving without a hands-free device is illegal, many motorists are still breaking the law. They're hoping a stiffer fine will get people to go hands-free all the time.

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