Cell Phone Offense A Moving Violation

By Kellie Onaga
|  Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011  |  Updated 1:57 PM PDT
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Cell Phone Offense A Moving Violation

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It's never a good idea to have your hand on your cell phone while driving in California - it's against the law.  But there soon could be even more reason for you not to get caught, according the the San Jose Mercury News.

State Sen. Joe Simitian (D-11th) is pushing a plan to make it a moving violation the second time a driver is caught holding a cell phone or texting while behind the wheel.  A moving violation adds points to your record and ultimately lead to higher insurance rates.

The first offense would be a fine. Simitian's bill would increase that fine to more than $300.

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