Thursday, August 30th 2007

California to Ban Cell Phones/Laptops/Mobile Devices on Road

While California certainly wouldn't be the first state to enact such legislature, it would be the first to take it to such a degree. If a proposed bill passes through California legislature, any teenager (under 18) found driving with a cell phone, or any mobile device, for that matter (PDA, laptop, etc.) will be fined. California gets $20 richer the first time a teenager is caught text-messaging on the road and $50 for every subsequent offense. There is no word as to whether or not this ban would extend to all California motorists, and not just the junior ones.Source: EnGadget
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35 Comments on California to Ban Cell Phones/Laptops/Mobile Devices on Road

#1
Namslas90
by: erocker
And you do nothing about it?
Uh, what Am I supposed to do, not vote for the crooked politicians....Oh wait.. they are all the same so I guess I shouldn't vote!! There is nothing to do, because the poverty level is based nation wide and set at around 29K a year.. Here in cali you can't even rent a apartment for that much let alone buy food, Gas, etc, and being a single Dad with two kids still at home - and @ the top of the pay scale in my profession - All I can do is survive day by day, and hope to be able to retire to a third world country and live off the Social Security I MAY collect.:laugh:

:toast:
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#2
anticlutch
Illegal immigrants clog up our emergency rooms because they have no health insurance, get free education when they don't pay taxes, use our roads, drive without auto insurance putting many people at risk, and some even stoop low enough to join gangs and cause violence. I HATE how they can jump a border and just start living here while people like my uncle in Korea who wants to live here has to wait years before he's even allowed to come here. I bet if there was a way for California to start making them pay taxes we wouldn't have such a large debt...
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#3
Benpi
If they ban laptops in cars, they're going to have to go back to old fashioned Radio Call-ins for police squad cars.
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#4
Benpi
by: anticlutch
Illegal immigrants clog up our emergency rooms because they have no health insurance, get free education when they don't pay taxes, use our roads, drive without auto insurance putting many people at risk, and some even stoop low enough to join gangs and cause violence. I HATE how they can jump a border and just start living here while people like my uncle in Korea who wants to live here has to wait years before he's even allowed to come here. I bet if there was a way for California to start making them pay taxes we wouldn't have such a large debt...
Mexico exports more illegal immigrants per year than america does.
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Ive almost been hit 100 times by folks talking on their damn cell phones and not paying attention. About time someone stepped up and did something.
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#6
DrunkenMafia
$50 bucks!!! man its like $250 here plus 3 points if you get busted on the mobile while cruisin'.... and thats anyone...

haahaa I would just laugh at your $50 fine...

BTW... how the hell do you use a laptop/pda while driving??????
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#7
ktr
hehe, i am at this moment typing from a laptop, in a car, on the road, going to Southern Cali...courtesy of a sprint evdo card.
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#8
anticlutch
by: Benpi
Mexico exports more illegal immigrants per year than america does.
I know they send over more people to the US than the US does to Mexico. Unless you meant 'deport' which would make sense since many Central American people try to leave for Mexico and the U.S.

@Drunkenmafia: what do those points do? I can understand the $250 fine but I don't get what the points are for... is it like if you have too many points you lose your license or something?
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#9
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
who uses a laptop while driving?
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#10
zekrahminator
McLovin
Cops and retards (but the cops actually have a good reason).
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