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Great Hang Up: New texting law on the books

8:41 AM, Jan 2, 2013   |    comments
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GREAT HANG UP: The new year brings about a new texting law that allows for hands-free texting while driving.

It's called the Electronic Wireless Communications Law or AB 1536. While it allows texting via voice-activated technology while driving, the California Highway Patrol warns that holding a phone will still result in a ticket.

Getting a ticket for holding a phone and talking or texting carries a fine of $159 for the first offense and $279 for the second.

The Great Hang Up went on a ride-along with CHP officer Adrian Quintero and it didn't take long to find drivers who still aren't hanging up.

Do you think texting and talking is getting better on the roads? Let us know on Twitter @MelissaCrowley.

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