Oakland Mayor Confirms Photo Of Checking Phone While Driving, Says She Was Getting DirectionsMayor Jean Quan said she was using a navigation app after a photo surfaced of the mayor checking her phone while she was behind the wheel.
California Appeals Court Rules Drivers Can Read Maps On CellphonesDrivers in California can legally read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.
California May Raise Fines For Illegal Cellphone Use While DrivingThe fine for illegally using a cellphone while driving in California would increase from $20 to $30 under a bill approved by the state Senate, although the actual cost would climb to at least $199 for first offenders once court fees are collected.
California Proposal Would Create Fines For Calling, Texting On A Bike A bill up for debate in the California Senate Transportation Committee would make bike riders subject to fines similar to those imposed on drivers who are caught using a mobile device behind the wheel.
Study Finds California Cellphone Restrictions Saving LivesA study from the University of California, Berkeley said a nearly 4-year-old ban on drivers using hand-held cellphones is saving lives.
Hefty Fines For Drivers Who Violate Hands-Free Cellphone LawIn an effort to persuade drivers not to break the law, a bill passed by the state legislature, and awaiting the governor's signature, would raise the penalty from $20 to $309 for a first offense.
CHP Institutes Three-Pronged Crackdown For Holiday WeekendDon't text behind the wheel, don't drive drunk, and buckle up - consider yourself warned this holiday weekend, by the California Highway Patrol.
Calif. Senate Approves Higher Fines For Breaking Hands-Free LawThe California state Senate has approved a bill that would increase fines for texting or using a handheld cell phone while driving.

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