Ticket Costs For Texting And Driving May Go Up

The costs for getting caught texting and driving may be going up in Colorado. A State Senate committee is discussing a bill that would increase penalties associated with texting and driving from $50, to $500. A Colorado Department of Transportation study found that one in ten fatal crashes that occurred in 2015 involved a distracted driver, and in the past 2 years, 934 adult drivers have been convicted of texting and driving in Colorado. The bills sponsor, senator Lois Court, says that the steep penalty increases are designed to get Colorado drivers attention in an effort to put an end to the deadly habit. The committee is expected to vote on the bill early next month.

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