Some drivers will do anything to use their cell phone while driving despite severe fines for being convicted of a traffic violation. The Nebraska State Patrol pulled over a truck driver who was wearing headphones. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the driver was watching a soccer game on his cellphone. He had taped the cellphone to the steering wheel.
It is terrifying that someone would drive without giving his or her full attention to the road — much more terrifying when you consider this happened in an 80,000-pound vehicle. Distracted driving is a huge problem because of the number of electronic devices being used by the public today.
The temptation to use these devices while driving is too much for some people. If you have received California traffic ticket for texting while driving, using a cellphone while driving, or distracted driving, contact Ticket Snipers now for more information about fighting your ticket. With a money back guarantee, you have nothing to lose.
Distracted Driving in California, Truck Driver Using Cell Phone
Distracted driving encompasses any activity that takes your attention away from driving. You should always have your hands on the steering wheel, your eyes on the road, and your mind on what you are doing.
Unfortunately, distracted driving happens more than you may believe. Roughly, 80% of all traffic accidents involve some type of distracted driving. More than 3,000 people are killed each year in the United States due to a distracted driving accident. While talking on the cell phone and/or texting while driving may be the number one reason for distracted driving, any activity that causes you not to pay attention to the road is considered distracting driving and may result in a California traffic ticket.
Some common types of activities that can result in a traffic ticket include:
- Eating and drinking while driving.
- Doing your hair and makeup while driving.
- Reading or watching videos while driving.
- Changing the radio station while driving.
- Looking at maps or other items while driving.
- Programming electronic devices such as a GPS while driving.
California Cell Phone and Texting Laws
California is one of the many states that have banned the use of hand-held cell phones for all drivers. The state has also banned texting while driving for all drivers. School bus drivers and drivers under the age of 18 are banned from using cell phones, even hands-free devices.
The ban on hand-held cell phones is a primary enforcement law. This means that a law enforcement officer can pull a driver over for using a cell phone even though the driver is not committing any other traffic offense. If you are convicted of distracted driving in California, you will face a significant fine.
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