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Davenport Run - Saturday July 13, 2024

Join the Norcal Minis club for an epic drive from San Jose through the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains! Enjoy stunning vistas and wine tasting a...

Increased Penalties For Car Cell Phone Use Vetoed


The Contra Costa Times reported that on September 7, 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have increased the fines for using a cell phone while driving from $20 to $50, and $100 and a point against the driver's license for repeat offenders. With court fees, the total penalty would have been $300 for a first offense and $528 for a repeat violation. The Governor's veto message justified the veto o the basis "that for people of ordinary means, the current fines and penalties are sufficient."