Palmdale Sheriff Station would like to remind you not to text and drive.

Palmdale Sheriff Station would like to remind you not to text and drive.

February 13, 2020


 

No text is worth risking you life or the life of another by causing a texting related accident!

California Vehicle Code 23123.5 states:
(a) A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving.

California Distracted Driving Laws states:
1. In California drivers are not allowed to use mobile phones for calling, nor reading or writing text messages while driving on a public road.
2. Drivers may use cell phones for texting or calling IF they have a hands-free system installed.
3. All drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using phones even with a hands-free system.

California Statistics:
* Over 25% of car accidents are caused by texting and driving.
* Texting while driving has a 600% higher chance of causing an accident than driving drunk.
* Texting while driving reduces attention for at least 5 seconds, causing a 400% increase in the amount of time taken off the road.

#DontTextandDrive #ItCanWait #PLM26 #AV411

 

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