You text and drive, you pay according to new bills under proposal

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Connecticut state lawmakers are looking to up the ante on fines paid by distracted drivers.  When the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee meets on Monday at a publc hearing, several bills increasing distracted driving penalties are on the agenda.  Currently, the first offense for distracted driving is $150, $300 for the second, and $500 for the third and subsequent violations.  But those numbers could increase, if certain lawmakers have their way.

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