There are already a number of laws on the books in various states designed to thwart so-called distracted driving and teens and texting. But one California lawmaker thinks those laws must change to keep up with technological developments.
Under current California law, drivers younger than 18 are already prohibited from talking on their mobile phones, even if they use a hands-free device or mobile service device. Another state law already prohibits texting while driving.
But California state Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) recently introduced a bill supported by the California Assn. of Highway Patrol that would go further to stop teens from texting.