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Violations - CVC 23123.5


 
Cell Phone Texting
 

California Vehicle Code Section 23123.5 - Text-Based Communication While Driving Prohibited; Exceptions

(a) A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using
    an electronic wireless communications device to write, send, or read
    a text-based communication.
(b) As used in this section "write, send, or read a text-based
    communication" means using an electronic wireless communications
    device to manually communicate with any person using a text-based
    communication, including, but not limited to, communications referred
    to as a text message, instant message, or electronic mail.
(c) For purposes of this section, a person shall not be deemed to
    be writing, reading, or sending a text-based communication if the
    person reads, selects, or enters a telephone number or name in an
    electronic wireless communications device for the purpose of making
    or receiving a telephone call.
(d) 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.
(e) This section does not apply to an emergency services
    professional using an electronic wireless communications device while
    operating an authorized emergency vehicle, as defined in Section
    165, in the course and scope of his or her duties.


 

Questions for You
  1. Q: What was your reason for texting 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