Say What? "Fines for Texting While Driving" could jump from $50 to $1,000 in TN

There’s a new push for stiffer penalties for people caught texting while driving. A House subcommittee wants to increase the fine for a second offense to up to $1,000. The penalty is $50 for each offense under current state law, which went on the books five years ago.

The proposal to up the fine is just getting started and will face a long road in the House and Senate even if the subcommittee signs off on it.


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