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California Appeals Court Rules Drivers Can Read Maps On Cellphones

Drivers in California can legally read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

02/27/2014

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California May Raise Fines For Illegal Cellphone Use While Driving

The 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.

05/14/2012

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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.

04/24/2012

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Study Finds California Cellphone Restrictions Saving Lives

A study from the University of California, Berkeley said a nearly 4-year-old ban on drivers using hand-held cellphones is saving lives.

03/05/2012

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Hefty Fines For Drivers Who Violate Hands-Free Cellphone Law

In 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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/16/2011

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CHP Institutes Three-Pronged Crackdown For Holiday Weekend

Don’t text behind the wheel, don’t drive drunk, and buckle up – consider yourself warned this holiday weekend, by the California Highway Patrol.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/27/2011

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Calif. Senate Approves Higher Fines For Breaking Hands-Free Law

The California state Senate has approved a bill that would increase fines for texting or using a handheld cell phone while driving.

CBS San Francisco–04/25/2011

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Bill Would Toughen California’s Hands-Free Driving Law

There’s a new effort to put some teeth in California’s ban on using cellphones while driving, making a second offense an even stiffer moving violation.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/13/2011

CHP Campaign Targets Drivers Using Cell Phones

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS) – The California Highway Patrol and law enforcement agencies across the Bay Area are joining forces today for a strict zero-tolerance campaign aimed at identifying and issuing citations to motorists talking […]

08/10/2010