“The Governator” Bans Texting While Driving In California

I’m not sure how I missed this last week, but Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill that terminates makes it illegal to text message while driving:

“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,” Schwarzenegger said in a written statement.

The law goes into effect on Jan. 1.¬† If you get caught by SkyNET the cops, you’ll get nailed with a $20 fine for the first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense. This is a good move as I have seen too many examples of people not paying attention to driving because they’re 2 bZ txtN their bff. Hopefully other jurisdictions copy what Arnie has done so that we can say hasta la vista baby to texting while driving.

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