THE DANGERS OF TEXTING AND DRIVING
Don't do it!
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