If this news makes you want to scream at Siri or madly thumb-type hate texts, rest easy. The ban begins with a 60-day warnings-only period to give
us you phone addicts some time to adjust. (One note: If you cause an accident while on Twitter or talking to Mom, you get no warning.)
When the warnings-only period ends, the minimum penalty for a first offense will be $100. A second offense within 12 months will set you back $150. The minimum fine for use of a hand-held cellphone by a driver involved in a crash will be $350.