This map, from Mother Jones, shows bans and fines on texting and driving in the different US states:
Check out Alaska!
Here’s what the article has to say:
The leading cause of death for teenage drivers is now texting, not drinking, with nearly a dozen teens dying each day in a texting-related car crash. Stark figures like this have driven 46 states to pass legislation banning texting and driving. But texting fines vary wildly across the country, and you’ll end up paying a little or a lot depending on where you got caught.
IMO we don’t take the distracted driving issue seriously enough. (See my first ever streets.mn post.) Education campaigns help you feel like your doing something, but rigorous enforcement and serious fines are the only policy solution to this problem that will actually work.