SANTA FE (KRQE) – Santa Fe is strengthening its penalties for texting while driving. The city council voted unanimously Wednesday to double the existing $100 fine for texting, posting on Twitter, updating Facebook or other similar activities while driving.
The penalty triples if the offense is in a school zone during school hours. The city’s new penalties are stiffer than the state texting law which is a $25 fine for a first offense.
Santa Fe’s new penalties take effect August 25, 2014.