Police Have a ‘No Excuses’ Policy on Cell Phone Use in Cars
I was talking with a friend of mine yesterday who works for the Augusta Police Department and was asking about police policy on cell phone use in vehicles. I recently heard that someone got pulled over looking at their phone at the Bangor Street/North Belfast Avenue stop light. That person got a $300 fine! So, here's the deal.
If a cop sees you texting while you're driving down the road, you're going to be pulled over and you WILL be fined, period. But that's not all!
You say, "but officer, I was checking my messages at a stop sign."
"But officer, I was at a red light and my Facebook Messenger went 'ding'."
"But officer, I was just checking my numbers to see what calls I missed."
But nothing! $300! THREE HUNDRED BIG ONES! Period...end of story. See you in court.
Tip: Save your time...pay the fine and don't go to court. Unless the officer doesn't show up (which they will 99% of the time), you're guilty.
If you don't have hands free/blue tooth, pretend you don't have a phone.
You CAN talk on your phone...but if you're looking at it, stopped or not, you're guilty.
You've been warned!
Gotta go....there's a cop behind me.................