Under a new bill filed on Beacon Hill this week, penalties for jaywalkers would be increased if they are caught texting while crossing the street. Umm... #ItsAboutTime #Duh
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According to the text of the bill, introduced by Rep. Colleen Garry of Dracut, “If the violation occurs while the person is using a mobile electronic device and/or wearing earbuds, headphones, or like devices, the penalties shall be increased to $50 for a first offense; $100 for second offense and $200 for a third or subsequent offenses.”
“Currently, it is a dollar for an offense.”
THIS IS THE ENTIRE BILL BEING PROPOSED......
The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts