SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Santa Fe’s mayor is proposing stiffer fines for people cited for using a cellphone while driving.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Mayor Javier Gonzales wants motorists who drive while using a cellphone to face a $200 fine.
That would be twice as much as the existing $100 fine.
The proposed fine would be $300 if the offense occurs in a school zone.
Gonzales says the city needs to do its part in combating distracted driving.
Municipal Court records indicate Santa Fe police issued 478 citations for cellphone violations last year.