Driving While Using Phone Fines Start in 2021
Statewide (January 8, 2021) – Although driving while using a mobile has been illegal in Arizona since April 2019, fines for the offense were delayed until 2021. Arizona was one of the last states in America to ban cellphone use while driving and distracted driving remains a big problem in the state. Mobile phone use while driving is one of the leading causes of distracted driving, which is one of the biggest causes of car accidents.
Fines for a first offense range from $75 to $149. Repeat offenses can result in fines between $150 to $250. Hopefully the new fines will reduce the number of distracted driving accidents in Arizona. If you or a family member have suffered harm due to a distracted driver, contact Lerner and Rowe immediately. Source: AP