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Distracted driving campaign finds and fines 30,000 motorists

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distracted driving Distracted driving campaign finds and fines 30,000 motorists

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Think you can get away with talking on your cell phone while driving? Think again.

The California Highway Patrol says about 30,000 people across the state are facing fines after being ticketed for using cell phones or other electronic devices while driving. The tickets were issued in April as part of a campaign enforcing the state’s so-called distracted driving laws.

It is illegal in California to use a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle, unless the phone is being used in hands-free mode.

Texting or reading a message on a cell phone or using an electronic device to communicate while driving is also prohibited.

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