Monetary fines: these can range from as low as $20 up to $500 depending on the state. Criminal charges: in some states texting while driving can result in criminal misdemeanor charges (Class B or C) Jail or prison time: if the offense has resulted in bodily injury to another driver, jail or prison time may be imposed.Apr 8, 2016
All Cell Phone Use: No state bans all cell phone use for all drivers, but 38 states and D.C. ban all cell phone use by novice drivers, and 20 states and D.C. prohibit it for school bus drivers. Text Messaging: Washington was the first state to pass a texting ban in 2007.
General Cell Phone Statistics. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.