California lawmakers are taking a tough stance on distracted driving. A new bill aims to increase the penalty for using your cell phone behind the wheel.
“Most accidents are caused by distracted driving,” said Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Solano County).
Distracted driving accidents happen more than a thousand times a day in the U.S. Now Frazier is pushing the Golden State to take a tougher stance on the dangerous practice.
“Right now, the base fine for distracted driving is $20, and you compare that to if you litter in the state of California, it’s $1,000,” Frazier said.
But under AB47, using your cell phone while driving would count as one violation point on your record.