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SB 5289: Modifying the infraction of and penalties for distracted driving

This bill revises distracted driving provisions with regard to portable electronic devices by adding a new section that states a person who uses a personal electronic device while driving a motor vehicle on a public highway is guilty of a traffic infraction and must pay a fine.

Substitute SB 5289: Creates a new traffic infraction, beginning January 1, 2018, that prohibits a person from using a personal electronic device while driving a motor vehicle on a public highway. Applies to holding a device in either hand, and also the use of a hand or finger to compose, send, read, view, access, browse, transmit, save, or retrieve email, text messages, instant messages, photographs, or other electronic data