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[aprssig] No More Mobile APRS In California

Ryan Tourge k2rrt.lists at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 22:26:31 UTC 2008


does this mean we can plead the 5th when asked how fast we where going
and we have digital dashboards?

On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 5:04 PM, David W. Barrow III
<DavidBarrow at wi.rr.com> wrote:
> 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."
>
> 73
> Phil - AD6NH
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