Connecticut Enacts Stricter Laws Against Cellphone Driving

Two separate measures that aim to curtail distraction at the wheel have been signed into law by the governor of Connecticut.  At the moment, talking on a handheld cellphone can only prompt a ticket from the officer if the vehicle is actually in transit.  The new law would change things so that a driver could be pulled over and slapped with a ticket even if the automobile is stopped at a stop sign, traffic light, or traffic snarl.  The other law ratchets up the fines currently in place in regard to the cellphone ban.  In addition, a point system will be created that allows insurance companies to raise premiums once a texting and driving ticket is issued.

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