[aprssig] No More Mobile APRS In California

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Thu Sep 25 21:20:07 CDT 2008

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
> Phil - AD6NH wrote:
>> 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 
> Wait a minute, you can get FINED for READING text-based communication 
> while driving?  Does that mean they'll be getting rid of all of the 
> signs?  Or at least, the electronic (possibly wireless) ones that 
> require you to keep staring at them to get the entire multi-screen 
> message put together?

Not to mention that the state of California, in it's desperate search 
for revenue, is considering SELLING advertising space on the freeway 
message alert boards, to blast even more ads at you between accidents 
and amber alerts!  

Apparently, commercial interests are willing to replace the boring 
low-res white-bulbs-only matrix boards with fancy new full-color ones at 
no cost to the state,  if they can then put ads on them........

In other words, the other hand of the state is trying to encourage even 
more reading-while-driving!!


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