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Bill to curb texting behind the wheel moves ahead

Original post made on Aug 31, 2012

A proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian to raise fines for drivers who text while behind the wheel passed through the state Senate Tuesday afternoon and now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.

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Comments

Posted by Bob, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm

If the Legislature were serious about cutting down on the amount of texting and cell phone use, it would make the fine more substantial. I've seen so many people using their devices while driving and have almost been hit by them when I've been walking in residential neighborhoods. The drivers did the jerk-swerve to miss me fortunately.


Posted by Steve, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 31, 2012 at 3:47 pm

The law applies to everyone else, not them. I too see a lot of cell phone use while people are driving.