16 texting-while-driving citations issued by CHP
Original post made on Jan 29, 2009
Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 29, 2009, 2:24 PM
on Jan 29, 2009 at 6:02 pm
Why are the fines and court fees so low? I would have expected something much higher based on the seriousness of the offense. If running a red light is what $250+ then the texting-while-driving should be at least that. $20 per offense is a joke!!
on Jan 29, 2009 at 8:00 pm
I also question the fine level. Especially given if one is texting and the cause of an accident. The litigation costs will be enormous! Better to resolve it before someone makes an attorney rich over texting stupidity.
on Jan 29, 2009 at 9:32 pm
I have seen so many drivers continue to talk on their cell phone and text while driving that it has made me laugh that they bothered with the law at all. The fact that the fine is so ridiculously low explains why their behavior has continued. I drove down Bernal last night and encountered 4 cars in a row - all on their cell phones - without "hands free". One in particular caught my attention because it was a very expensive maserati and the driver was using his Iphone while moving at the speed limit. Denting that car is a lot more to worry about than the $20.00 fine for getting caught!