California has enacted a series of laws aimed to reduce collisions caused by distracted drivers by restricting, and in some cases, prohibiting the use of cell phones and other portable communication devices. Beginning in July 2008, cellular phone use was restricted to hands free for drivers 18 years and older and prohibited for drivers under 18 years of age. As of January 1, 2009 all drivers are prohibited from texting while driving a vehicle. Here are some important points related to the laws.
All Drivers - Texting
All ages are prohibited from texting (or web use) while driving.