I was disappointed when I saw signs on the freeway concerning texting while driving. The signs say: "$159 if caught texting while driving -- not worth it!" I don't think that's enough. The fine should be $481 to really discourage folks from texting while driving.
Those $381-$481 fines for violating buses-only lanes are more of a deterrent than $159. I see people texting quite a bit.
Statistics show that the older crowd is texting. The $159 is not enough to get their attention.
I would hate to have anyone I care for, including myself, to be killed by a selfish, self-absorbed person texting while driving.