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[aprssig] No More Mobile APRS In California

Michael Carey michaelcarey at internode.on.net
Fri Sep 26 22:37:45 UTC 2008


I presume this part :-

   (e) This section does not apply to an emergency services
professional using an electronic wireless communications device while
operating an authorized emergency vehicle, as defined in Section
165, in the course and scope of his or her duties.

... also applies to police. In Australia, police are grouped with ambulance, fire, rescue, etc. personnel when it comes to using a cell phone while driving.

It's good to see the NJ statute wording specifically exclude amateur radio as a "wireless communication device." 
Who here thinks a ham was involved with passing this bill?

Michael.
VK5ZEA


David W. Barrow III wrote:
> Were Law Enforcement computers exempted?
>  
> Dave, N9UNR
>
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     *From:* Phil - AD6NH <mailto:ad6nh_lists at dslextreme.com>
>     *To:* TAPR APRS Mailing List <mailto:aprssig at lists.tapr.org> ;
>     ca_aprs at yahoogroups.com <mailto: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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