HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed a bill that sets a penalty of up to $1,000 for drivers caught texting or talking on their cellphones, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.
But Marlene Dorsey, whose son was killed by distracted driver in 2012, said the law doesn’t go far enough.
Dorsey’s son, 44-year-old Kenneth, was jogging on a road in New Canaan when a 16-year-old who was checking her smartphone while driving struck and killed him with a sport utility vehicle. Brianna McEwan accepted a plea deal in the case and was given a suspended sentence.