Bill could increase texting while driving penalty to $1,000 - WKRN News 2

Bill could increase texting while driving penalty to $1,000

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

There's a new push for stiffer penalties for people caught texting while driving.

A House subcommittee will look at a bill Wednesday that would increase the fine for a second offense to up to $1,000.

The penalty is $50 for each offense under current state law, which went on the books five years ago.

The proposal to up the fine is just getting started and will face a long road in the House and Senate even if the subcommittee signs off on it on Wednesday.

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