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Texting While Driving Fines Released

New numbers show the maximum penalty for Pennsylvania drivers is near the average for first-time offenders.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – A recent study from the Governors Voice on Highway Safety shows that more than one-third of drivers nationwide are reading texts or emails while driving.

All but four states have introduced penalties for texting or emailing while driving. The maximum first-offense penalty for a driver in Pennsylvania is $140, coming in at 17th in the nation.

Information from Mother Jones shows the maximum first-offense penalties for drivers stopped for texting while driving. Penalties range from $20 in California to $10,000 in Alaska.

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