Texting and Driving Laws for California

Texting and Driving Laws for California

Texting and Driving Laws for California

The use of cell phones can make it easier for all of us to work anywhere and at any time.  This is especially true when confirming appointments or setting up new ones.  But, I do not recommend making these arrangements while driving.  Before cell phones, we would sit in our office, make phone calls, and set up appointments.  Now, we try to take the office on the road.

Unfortunately, there are several people who still like to text while they are driving.  Some of these people will never get into an accident, but others will.  I just saw on the news the other day about an 18 year old kid who was involved in an automobile accident because he was texting while driving.  Since he was not paying attention to the road, the boy hit a car head-on that was travelling the other direction.  The boy lived, but his victim was killed.

The laws in Califormia state: “The new Wireless Communications Device Law (effective January 1, 2009) makes it an infraction to write, send, or read text-based communication on an electronic wireless communications device, such as a cell phone, while driving a motor vehicle.”

Two other California laws make it illegal to use hand held cell phones while driving, and only adults over the age of 18 may use a “hands-free” device while driving.

If you have been injured in an accident involved around texting, contact one of our experienced attorneys and chiropractors.  We will get you the legal counsel and the proper medical attention that you deserve.

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