Texting and Driving is ILLEGAL!
In 2017, California implemented a law that makes it illegal for drivers to operate a handheld device for any reason. This law closed some loopholes to the already existing texting and driving ban.
Violators of this law could face hefty fines, but these fines are small in comparison to the costs associated with a car accident.
The U.S. Department of Transportation reports around 6,000 people were killed and over 500,000 were injured in crashes connected to driver distraction last year, and these numbers are believed to be underestimated. Other statistics suggest 90-percent of all drivers have illegally used their phones and other handheld devices while operating a motor vehicle in the last 12 months.