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Violations - CVC 23123

Cell Phone Talk

California Vehicle Code Section 23123 - Use of Wireless Telephone While Driving; Hands-Free Operation Required; Exceptions; Infraction Penalty

(a) A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a
    wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and
    configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in
    that manner while driving.
(b) A violation of this section is an infraction punishable by a
    base fine of twenty dollars ($20) for a first offense and fifty
    dollars ($50) for each subsequent offense.
(c) This section does not apply to a person using a wireless
    telephone for emergency purposes, including, but not limited to, an
    emergency call to a law enforcement agency, health care provider,
    fire department, or other emergency services agency or entity.
(d) This section does not apply to an emergency services
    professional using a wireless telephone while operating an authorized
    emergency vehicle, as defined in Section 165, in the course and
    scope of his or her duties.
(e) This section does not apply to a person driving a schoolbus or
    transit vehicle that is subject to Section 23125.
(f) This section does not apply to a person while driving a motor
    vehicle on private property.
(g) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2011.


Questions for You
  1. Q: What was your reason for talking on the cell phone while driving ?
    A: N/A
  2. Q: Did the Officer saw you touching the cell phone while driving ?
    A: N/A
  3. Q: What did the Officer questioned you ?
    A: N/A
  4. Q: What have you told the Officer ?
    A: N/A