California Bill Would Increase Penalties for Texting While Driving


Some California lawmakers want the state to crack down on distracted driving. Assemblymember Jim Frazier authored a bill that would increase the penalty for using a cell phone behind the wheel.



Currently, the base fine in California for texting and driving is 20-dollars for the first offense and 50-dollars for the second violation, with possible additional penalties. Frazier introduced Assembly Bill 47 this week. It would add a point to the driving record of anyone convicted of texting and driving.