Texting While Driving is NEVER Worth the Risk!
Texting while driving is NEVER a good idea, and although it is illegal in 40 states; Maine included, it continues to be a large cause of distracted driving.
Lawmakers in Maine have taken additional steps in an attempt to curb the behavior by raising the penalties for those caught while texting behind the wheel.
The fine for a secondary "texting while driving" infraction has now been increased to $500 and the penalty will now result in an automatic suspension of license. It is hoped, that these increased penalties will act as a deterrent to poor driver behavior.
The number of cell phone and distracted driving accidents are grossly under-reported within our state, and across the nation. In fact, the NTSB and GHSA have recommended banning all hand-held devices for drivers, nationwide.
Trust us, NEVER text, or read a text, while behind the wheel. It just isn’t worth the risk! We recommend that families sign a pledge not to text and drive. If you know someone who engages in this risky behavior, talk to them—if they need further persuasion, refer them to the End Distracted Driving Campaign—it is certainly one of our favorite organizations!
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