[aprssig] No More Mobile APRS In California

David W. Barrow III DavidBarrow at wi.rr.com
Fri Sep 26 16:04:58 CDT 2008

Were Law Enforcement computers exempted?

Dave, N9UNR
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Phil - AD6NH 
  To: TAPR APRS Mailing List ; ca_aprs at yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 6:00 PM
  Subject: [aprssig] No More Mobile APRS In California

  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."

  Phil - AD6NH


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