House Committee approves bill to raise fines on texting while driving

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Baton Rouge Sen. Yvonne Colomb, at far end of table, Louisiana State Police Lt. Robert Burns, middle, and private citizen Brad Ourso, testify Monday in front of the House Transportation Committee over a bill to raise fines for driving while texting. Photo by Jack Richards.

By Jack Richards

BATON ROUGE — The House Transportation Committee unanimously approved a bill to raise the fines and penalties on those adults who text and drive up to 286 percent for first offense.  For minors, the fine increases up to 150 percent.

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