New Law Means Fines For Talking On Cell Phone While Driving

June 30, 2008

A new law in the state of California has banned the use of hand-held cell phones while driving.  Those who are caught holding a cell phone and talking while driving will be pulled over and issued a fine....Sacramento (ChattahBox) – A new law in the state of California has banned the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. Those who are caught holding a cell phone and talking while driving will be pulled over and issued a fine.

The law will go into effect on Tuesday with no grace period at all.

Police officers who see people talking on a cell phone while driving have the power to pull them over and give out a ticket.

The fine for a first offense will result in a $20 ticket. From there, it will move up to $50 per offense.

The hope is that this will cut down on the number of car accidents in the state.

Adults can still use a cell phone while driving as long as it is a hands-free device.

Those under 18 are not allowed to use a cell phone of any kind, hands-free or hand-held.


Comments

4 Responses to “New Law Means Fines For Talking On Cell Phone While Driving”

  1. pj on June 30th, 2008 2:12 pm

    How many times in a day have seen an officer on hand held?and those officers driving around looking for me on my hand held,keep your eye on road you might hit me.And you others,mind your damn business.

  2. matt on June 30th, 2008 2:34 pm

    how can they restrict children from talking on cell phones too?

    Those under 18 are not allowed to use a cell phone of any kind, hands-free or hand-held.

  3. angela on March 24th, 2009 5:38 pm

    they should be out there giving ticket or doing something about people using their hands to write graffi or picking up children or drugs in stead of giving people tickets that are trying to make a living to pay for their jobs.

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