By Balitang America Staff
April 9, 2013
Drivers in California are already forbidden to talk and text while driving, now they are also not allowed to use their cell phone GPS while navigating the roads.
An appeals judge has ruled that using a smartphone to check a map feature violates the state’s distracted-driving law.
According to reports from ABC in Fresno, a driver appealed a $160 ticket he received for using his phone map. But he was told by the court that the hands-free cell phone laws, passed in recent years, forbids use of wireless phones while driving, no matter the reason.
Meantime, a new study by the Erie Insurance group said that day-dreaming is five times more likely to cause fatal accidents.
The study showed 62% of crashes were the result of drivers being lost in thought, while only 12% of fatal accidents were caused by phone use.