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Distracted Driving: Consequences

  • Drivers who use electronic devices will face a moving violation on their driving records.
  • Fines for violating the ban can cost up to $75 for a first offense, $100 for a second offense, $125 for a third offense and $150 for a fourth or subsequent offense.
  • If the driver is involved in a crash where someone is injured or killed, the penalties are even tougher.
  • Distracted drivers who injure or kill others can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor, which could result in fines up to $2,500 and less than a year of jail time.
  • Drivers involved in fatal accidents can be charged with a Class 4 felony, which carries fines up to $25,000 and up to three years of jail time.

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