Texting is not allowed while driving – that’s the law in California. But a lot of drivers ignore it.
When the law went into effect over a year and a half ago, a lot of people paid attention. But the Automobile Club of Southern California says that’s not the case anymore.
They checked out a sample of 4,000 vehicles in Orange County, and found 2.7 percent of the drivers were texting while driving – that’s about twice as many as when the law went into effect.
That may not sound like a lot, 2.7 percent, but think about this:
In California, drivers caught texting are fined $20 for a first offense and no points are added to the driver’s record. "Compared to other moving violations, that’s nothing," Jeff Spring, AAA Spokesperson told NBC4.
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Auto Club officials want to see bigger fines and an impact on driving records. A bill that would add some teeth to the texting while driving ban was recently defeated in the Legislature.
BTW: DUR in the headline = Don’t you remember?