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HB 506 Improper driving; use of handheld communication device while driving vehicle.

Introduced by: Michael P. Mullin | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Improper driving; handheld communication device. Provides that any person who drives a vehicle on any highway (i) in a negligent manner but does not endanger the life, limb, or property of another or (ii) while using a handheld personal communications device where such use substantially diverts the driver's attention from the operation of the vehicle is guilty of improper driving. Current law authorizes a court to find a person charged with reckless driving not guilty of reckless driving but guilty of improper driving, which under current law is punishable as a traffic infraction with a fine of not more than $500.


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