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Cell phone use while driving up; talking/texting while driving fines could rise

The same day the California Office of Traffic Safety released a study showing that distracted driving is on the rise, the state Senate approves a bill that seeks to hike fines for driving while talking and/or texting on cell phones. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions to take on the road

The first week of 2012 is just about over. Have you nailed down your New Year’s Resolution(s) yet? If you have room for at least one more, the California Office of Traffic Safety has some resolution suggestions for you. In … Continue reading

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Hands free fines to remain the same, cyclists spared

Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that sought to increase fines for drivers caught using their cell phones while behind the wheel. Senate Bill 28, by Palo Alto democrat Sen. Joe Simitian, would have increased cell phone law fines … Continue reading

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Hands-free bill update awaits governor’s decision

A bill that would raise the traffic fine for violating cell phone laws is now on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Senate Bill 28 arrived there Monday after the state Senate voted last week 23 to 13 to pass it. Brown … Continue reading

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Tens of thousands cited statewide for cell phone use, texting in April

It’s been two years since California made it illegal to drive while texting or talking on a cell phone but that didn’t seem to matter last month, when 52,664 drivers were cited for doing just that. April was Distracted Driver … Continue reading

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9 percent of drivers statewide talk, text on cell phones, survey says

A first ever observational survey of cell phone use by California’s drivers shows 9 percent of motorists still talk or text on their cell phones despite it being illegal. According to the survey commissioned by the Office of Traffic Safety, … Continue reading

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Exit freeway and park in safe place to use cell phone

While out and about with the California Highway Patrol last week, we came upon a motorist who was stopped in the emergency lane along the right side of Highway 17, just before the Mount Hermon off ramp. He was waiting for … Continue reading

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AAA launches ‘Heads Up Driving Week’ this week

This week is Heads Up Driving Week and AAA Northern California is encouraging motorists to keep their eyes on the road by locking their cell phone in their trunk, not doodling with the radio and skipping drive-thru fast food restaurants. … Continue reading

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School’s opening soon, keep a careful eye for wayward students, AAA says

With school about to start in a couple weeks, AAA of Northern California urges motorists to keep an eye out for students on their way to class because they may be too distracted by the first day of school to … Continue reading

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Summer is deadly for teen drivers; AAA offers safety tips

The 101 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the most deadly for teenaged drovers between the ages of 15 and 20, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The high number of deaths during the summer months … Continue reading

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