Put Down That Cell Phone — Fines Have Gone Up

GeneseeNow —  Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ontario County’s Sheriff hopes that drivers will change their cellphone habits now that fines have gone up.

The increased fines took effect Friday, for texting or talking on a handheld. The minimum fine is $50, but the maximum for first offense is $150. Statistics show that cellphone-related wrecks in New York state have gone way up in recent years.