Rates Texting While Driving Penalties Across the Nation

texting_while_drivingjpg - April 16, 2013 has rated statewide texting-while-driving penal­ties through­out the US in a new study. Some states have much more severe penal­ties than oth­ers, accord­ing to the study. The top five hard­est and weak­est bans are out­lined in the study. Alaska was rated harsh­est at a $10,000 fine and a one-year prison sen­tence depend­ing on sever­ity, and weak­est was Vir­ginia, where the fine is a mere $20.