If you live in California and regularly text while driving, well, you can kiss that habit goodbye starting January 1st, 2009.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation on Wednesday that bans motorists from sending, writing, or even reading text messages on “electronic devices.” The legislation imposes a $20 fine for first-time offenders while any other subsequent violation will cost the culprit a $50 fine.
Gov. Schwarzenegger said he was happy to sign the said text-messaging ban, adding, “Banning electronic text messaging while driving will keep drivers’ hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road, making our roadways a safer place for all Californians.”
Maybe it was because people kept misspelling his last name through texting, but let’s just go with “this is for the greater good.”
Via LA Times
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