[aprssig] No More Mobile APRS In California

Patrick winston at winston1.net
Thu Sep 25 20:50:17 CDT 2008

Oh come on, this should be common sense..  How can you honestly say 
you're in full control of the vehicle when you're also trying to hunt 
and peck on a keyboard...  The thing that I was shocked about was how 
low the fine is.


Phil - AD6NH wrote:
> Another tiddly-wink law to add to the pile of unenforceable ridiculous 
> laws in this state!  My opinion, of course
> Text messaging in motor vehicles is about to go the way of making 
> calls on hand-held cell phones in California.
> Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Wednesday that will prohibit 
> California drivers from text messaging beginning Jan. 1. He signed 
> Senate Bill 28, authored by Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, that bans the 
> use of an electronic wireless communications device to write, send, or 
> read a text-based communication while driving a motor vehicle. There 
> will be a fine of $20 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent 
> offense.
> Simitian was also the author of the legislation that limits use of 
> cell phones by drivers in California to hands-free devices that went 
> into effect July 1.
> "Building on legislation already helping save lives in California, I 
> am happy to sign this bill because it further encourages safe and 
> responsible driving," Schwarzenegger said in a statement. "Banning 
> electronic text messaging while driving will keep drivers' hands on 
> the wheel and their eyes on the road, making our roadways a safer 
> place for all Californians."
> 73
> Phil - AD6NH
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