New Year, New Laws

Sending text messages while driving now illegalBy Misty Volaski The rumors are true: as of yesterday, texting while driving will be an illegal infraction in the state of California. Although over the past few years texting has become a quick, popular and convenient way to communicate with people of all ages, the state Legislature and Gov. Schwarzenegger signed the no-texting ban into law for the new year.  “The overall safety of the motoring public is our primary concern,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. If caught writing, reading, or sending a text-based communication on an electronic wireless communications device, like a cell phone or PDA, the infraction will cost the

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