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Jan 082014
 

This will Cost You

This will Cost You

Even though there are laws in place and the dangers of distracted driving have been highly publicized, people still drive with their cell phones up to their ear.

You see them everywhere. In front of you at a stop light that changed 15 seconds ago, crossing into your lane on the parkway or nearly hitting you as they try to navigate into a parking space with one hand on the wheel.

If the reality of being pulled over by a police officer or thought of getting into an accident aren’t enough to make you put your phone down, then how about the loss of your hard-earned money?

The state of Connecticut requires police to fine chatty drivers the following amounts when they write a ticket for these violations.

14-296aa(b1st Operation of a motor vehicle while using a handheld mobile telephone to engage in a call or while using a mobile electronic device (1st offense)  $150

14-296aa(b2nd Operation of a motor vehicle while using a handheld mobile telephone to engage in a call or while using a mobile electronic device (2nd
offense)   $300

14-296aa(b3rd Operation of a motor vehicle while using a handheld mobile telephone to engage in a call or while using a mobile electronic device (3rd/sbs
offense)  $500

14-296aa(c1st Use of hand-held or hands-free mobile telephone or other electronic device while operating a school bus carrying passengers (1st
offense)   $150

14-296aa(c2nd Use of hand-held or hands-free mobile telephone or other electronic device while operating a school bus carrying passengers (2nd offense)  $300

14-296aa(c3rd Use of hand-held or hands-free mobile telephone or other electronic device while operating a school bus carrying passengers (3rd/sbs offense)  $500

14-296aa(d1st Use of a hand-held or hands-free mobile telephone or a mobile electronic device by an individual under 18 while operating a motor vehicle (1st offense)   $150

14-296aa(d2nd Use of a hand-held or hands-free mobile telephone or a mobile electronic device by an individual under 18 while operating a motor vehicle (2nd offense)  $300

14-296aa(d3rd Use of a hand-held or hands-free mobile telephone or a mobile electronic device by an individual under 18 while operating a motor
vehicle (3rd/sbs offense)  $500

14-296aa(e1st Typing, reading or sending a text or a text message with or from a mobile telephone or mobile electronic device while operating a commercial motor vehicle (1st offense) $150

14-296aa(e2nd Typing, reading or sending a text or a text message with or from a mobile telephone or mobile electronic device while operating a
commercial motor vehicle (2nd offense) $300

14-296aa(e3rd Typing, reading or sending a text or a text message with or from a mobile telephone or mobile electronic device while operating a
commercial motor vehicle (3rd/sbs offense)  $500
14-296aa(i1st Distracted driving behavior while committing a moving violation. Note: DO NOT use this violation unless you are charging a moving violation (1st offense) $150

14-296aa(i2nd Distracted driving behavior while committing a moving violation. Note: DO NOT use this violation unless you are charging a moving violation (2nd offense) $300

14-296aa(i3rd Distracted driving behavior while committing a $500 moving violation. Note: DO NOT use this violation unless you are charging a moving
violation (3rd/sbs offense) $500

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  One Response to “How Much Will You Pay If You Use A Hand-Held Device While Driving?”

  1. Amazing, they write 15 laws when 3 would have said and accomplished the same thing. Why write something in understandable English when you can try to completely confuse an issue with a thousand extra words. Sometimes I think lawyers shouldn’t be allowed near laws.

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