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Court Rules Drivers Can Hold a Phone While Driving if Not Engaged in Conversation

Court Rules Drivers Can Hold a Phone While Driving if Not Engaged in Conversation- blog submitted by ticketbust.com, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets.

California resident Steven Spriggs received a cell phone ticket after a CHP officer saw him holding a phone while driving. Spriggs fought the ticket in Fresno Superior Court in early 2012 and was found guilty after demonstrating to the judge that he was not talking or texting and was reading a map on his mobile phone while driving. Spriggs was found guilty and after appealing this decision was found guilty a second time.  Spriggs took his case all the way to the Appellate level and third time was a charm. The Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled the hands free legislation does not prohibit all hand held uses of the telephone rather it only prohibits drivers from engaging in conversations while holding the phone.

The ruling is the first appellate interpretation of a 2006 state law that restricts handheld uses of a mobile telephone while driving. The ruling will have statewide impact if it withstands further appeals, reports sfgate.com.   –  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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