California Adopts Rules Governing Wireless Devices in Vehicles

EWA and the LMCC are investigating the impact of a 2016 California law that prohibits “a person from driving a motor vehicle while holding and operating a handheld wireless telephone or a wireless electronic communication device,” except those used in defined emergency vehicles when used for emergency purposes. The law specifically names “specialized mobile radio device” among the devices included in the definition of “wireless electronic communication device.”

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