HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Department of Transportation is stepping up enforcement this weekend Thursday, April 8 through Monday, April 12, 2021 to remind folks about the dangers of distracted driving.
It’s all part of National Distracted Driving Awareness month.
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It is illegal to use a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle.
This includes texting and other handheld devices even when your car is stopped at a red light or stop sign.
Fines start at $297. It is $347 if you’re caught breaking the law at a school zone or construction area.
This annual campaign is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s U Drive. U Text. U Pay.