Penalties For Texting And Driving

Usually, "...and driving" is a recipe for something bad to happen - "drinking and driving" and "texting and driving" are the two that probably come to mind first, but you could dream up some more on your own I'm sure ("knitting and driving"?). It can be a serious matter though, with around 3,000 related deaths in 2011, and texting and driving across the various US states can have some stiff penalties. Mother Jones came up with a map that shows the current state of things. A word to the wise; don't even think about texting and driving in Alaska, as it's a $10,000 fine and a YEAR in prison for a first offense.

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