State-by-State Texting and Driving Penalties and Statistics (Mother Jones)

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If the thought of risking your life — and those of others — isn’t enough to make you stop texting while driving, consider the penalties for first-time offenders in each state.

And as Mother Jones reports, if you can avoid being one of the 660,000 drivers using phones or electronic devices at any given time, you are 23 times less likely to crash.

 

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