So much to post lately….
Here’s one from my good friends at Total Traffic..though my info is, that they are cracking down on everything that distract you…cell phones, eating, using your GPS, tweeting, putting on makeup…texting? FORGET about it! No status updates. No taking pictures either Kajon! I also heard it was going to last longer.
“CHP is cracking down on cellphone usage while driving and Friday December 30 will be ”Zero Tolerance Cellphone Enforcement Day!”
Enforcement will go on between 6am Friday and 6am Saturday. CHP will be on high alert for distracted drivers….”
Santa Monica will have it even worse or better depending on how you see it. I think it is a good thing.
“Drivers who talk and text on their cell phones will be targeted by Santa Monica police starting Jan. 1.
The Santa Monica Police Department‘sTraffic Enforcement division will focus on different illegal driving behaviors each month throughout 2012, starting with cell phones, it announced Wednesday…
Tickets come with a $20 fine for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense. The true cost of a ticket is much higher, between $100 and $200 with court fees and other other penalties.
WHAT CONSTITUTES A VIOLATION?
A person (of any age) holding a cell phone in his/her hand and using the speaker phone, or as is most commonly seen, holding the cell phone to the ear (whether on speaker phone or not), would constitute a violation of 23123(a). Juveniles are not allowed to use cell phones at all while driving with or without an ear piece, whether or not on speaker phone. Drivers can not “write, send, or read a text-based communication,” which means using an electronic wireless communications device to manually communicate with any person using a text-based communication method, including, but not limited to: communications referred to as a text message, instant message or electronic mail. Scrolling for a name or phone number in a cell phone or entering a phone number does not constitute texting.