In California, is it legal to text when the light is red? Here is the necessary traffic laws
As per the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, careless driving causes at least 9 fatal car accidents each day. Disturbed driving includes everything from texting to munching during driving.
What occurs if you’re stuck at a red light and are seen reading your phone?
According to California state law:
The California Vehicle Code’s Section 23123.5 becomes effective in January 2018. It specifies that until an electronic gadget is voice-operated and completely hands-free, an individual can’t drive an automobile when carrying a mobile phone or other portable device.
The systems that came with the car from the manufacturer are excluded from this.
Only when these 2 requirements are met is a driver permitted to access a smartphone or other electronic device:
Similar to a GPS, a cellphone or gadget is installed on the windshield of a car.
A single touch or click on the driver’s device turns on or off a function or feature.