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Does CA Texting While Driving Law Include Looking Up Directions?

Does CA Texting While Driving Law Include Looking Up Directions? – blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

 

California Text Law says this: “a person shall not drive while using an electronic device to write, send, or read, a text based communication.” Which begs the question, just what is “text based communication”. Obviously a text message, but what else?

The Legislature defines its meaning of “write”, “send”, or “read”, “text – based communication” as using an electronic wireless communications device to manually communicate with any person.

Looking up directions or simply using your smart phone as a GPS doesn’t seem to fit into the definition of text based communication and many drivers use their phone for this purpose. Using a Smartphone for GPS navigation topped instant messaging as an application. Most countries’ GPS usage surpassed 50% including the United States (54%). (http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110711006694/en/IDG-Global-Survey-Shows-Smartphone-Growing-Rapidly)

Hand to phone contact is best kept at a minimum, not only for your own safety but to avoid getting pulled over, from the outside looking in an officer may think you are texting or reading a text even if you are just using your phone as a GPS. –  blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

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This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

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