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Teen cell-phone driving bill passes Senate

Original post made on Aug 30, 2007

A bill banning teens from communicating on cell phones or pagers while driving passed the state Senate today. The bill, SB 33, previously passed the state Assembly.

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Posted by Mr. Consequence
a resident of another community
on Aug 30, 2007 at 6:06 pm

The penalty is FAR too light.

It should be

Ist offense - 6 month driver's license suspension, and $500

2nd offense - driver's license suspended until 21 years of age, $1000, and mandatory driver safety classes totaling no less than 40 hours. Driving test required to get reinstated.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 31, 2007 at 8:19 am

IMO - Fining a teen is no good. The teen has a car, has a cell phone, both paid for by PARENTS. Guess who ends up paying the fine?

No, you must do something to make the teen pay the consequences. I would go for community service. Picking up trash on freeways where they might be seen by their friends - that will do it.