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11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines
Posted By Amanda Bayhi On October 28, 2013 @ 1:44 pm In The Roadologist | No Comments
Most drivers probably know by now that it’s not a great idea to text while driving . But that isn’t stopping all drivers from from using phones behind the wheel .
Each day, about 660,000 drivers in the U.S. use a phone or other electronic device while driving, Mother Jones reports .
The report also notes that 385 car crash fatalities in 2011 involved cell phone use, and 21,000 injuries from vehicular accidents in that same year were cell phone related .
So it’s no wonder many states are implementing bans on texting while driving , and several of those bans come with hefty fines for first-time offenders. (Only four states have no ban, while five states impose limited bans.)
These 11 states have a maximum fee of $200 or more for a first offense of texting while driving:
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 it’s not a great idea to text while driving: http://www.equipmentworld.com/wisconsin-texting-champ-urges-drivers-to-put-down-phones/
 isn’t stopping all drivers from from using phones behind the wheel: http://www.equipmentworld.com/anti-distraction-laws-arent-deterring-drivers/
 Mother Jones reports: http://www.motherjones.com/media/2013/10/numbers-texting-and-driving
 cell phone related: http://www.equipmentworld.com/hello-crash/
 bans on texting while driving: http://www.equipmentworld.com/keep-your-eyes-on-the-road-your-hands-upon-the-wheel/
 New York: http://www.equipmentworld.com/ny-u-can-txt-while-driving-in-special-zones/
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