THE DANGERS OF TEXTING AND DRIVING

Don't do it!

The Consequences

Punishment for texting while driving offenses varies by jurisdiction. Punishments include fines, which grow with repeat offenses, along with points against the driver's license in states which use point systems. Under some state laws, serious repeat offenders may even face jail time.

  • Texting-while-driving penalties vary wildly from state to state and range from $20 to $10,000, a new study found.

  • Texting while driving in Alaska, the state with the harshest penalties, could result in a $10,000 fine and a year in prison.

  • Virginia, the most lenient state, levies just a $20 fine for the same infraction

· In cases where texting while driving results in damage or injury, the punishment can go up quite sharply. In Alaska, for example, a fatality caused by texting on the road could land the perpetrator in prison for 20 years.





Put down the Phone

Don't be stupid

What ever you need to say, can wait until you are out of your car. Its more important to be safe. Put down the phone and act responsibly.
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