Fines Increased for Texting and Driving

On July 26, 2013, the fines for driving while texting or driving while operating a cell phone increased. The fine for a first violation is now between $50.00 and $150.00 (up from $50.00); a second violation within 18 months will result in a fine of between $50.00 and $200.00; and a third or more violation in 18 months will cost you between $50 and $400.00