“A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while holding and operating a handheld wireless telephone or an electronic wireless communications device unless the wireless telephone or electronic wireless communications device is specifically designed and configured to allow voice-operated and hands-free operation, and it is used in that manner while driving.”
“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.”
For you drivers who are not yet 18 years old this rule does not apply to you as you are not allowed to use a cell phone while driving. Not even a hand’s free phone.
I have tried to determine if the California DMV considers this a moving violation as this would also affect your auto insurance rates. As of today it has not been added to their website of offenses, but it may be too quick for them to update their list.
As for me, I have been unable to get my new technology to interact with my old technology Mustang (1970), so I will return your call when I reach my destination.