Smartphones are a huge part of your life as a teenager. When you’re driving, crashes can happen in seconds. Texting, talking on the phone, changing a song or programming your GPS are all forms of distracted driving and can cause crashes.
Do you know the facts and penalties for distracted driving?
Facts and Penalties
Did you know cell phones are one of the most common distractions for drivers? Drivers are 23 times more likely to be in a crash or near-crash event.
If you were to get pulled over today, you would be faced with a set fine of $225 plus a victim surcharge and court fees for a total of $280. Drivers who challenge the ticket in court face fines of up to $500.
In the fall, fines for distracted driving will increase from a current range of $60 – $500 to $300 – $1,000 and assigning three demerit points upon conviction.
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