Schwarzenegger Signs Ban on Teen Cell Phone Use While Driving - Government Technology

Sep 14, 2007, from GovTech News Report

Thursday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 33 by Senator Joe Simitian which bans teenage drivers from using all electronic devices -- such as cell phones, pagers and laptops -- while behind the wheel.

Currently, fifteen states and the District of Columbia have laws restricting the use of wireless communication devices by new and inexperienced drivers. The National Transportation Safety Board has urged all states to enact legislation to prohibit inexperienced drivers from using cell phones and other mobile service devices while driving.

SB 33 takes effect on July 1, 2008 along with the ban on talking on cell phones without a hands-free device-- Read more.