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Calif. governor again rejects fine hikes

This may be good news to motorists who are afraid that penalties will again be increased. Gov. Jerry Brown has revetoed proposal to raise California’s distracted driving penalties. It seems that the proposal does not have chance for the Governor’s approval.

Governor Brown, in his veto message last September 28 wrote that he found even the $50 present fine as unpleasant enough.
Brown accepted that current fines in California is a powerful deterrent but he was doubtful if it could reduce traffic violations.

Sen. Joe Simitian who is the sponsor of Senate Bill 1310 was also the author of the 2011 plan to double electronic distracted driving fines which was also vetoed by Brown as a burden on people of ordinary means.

As of date, legislative reports showed that the state Senate had considered the governor’s veto as pending.

The 2012 plan proposed an increase of $10 for distracted driving fines. Simitian also planned to add a point against the licenses of repeat offenders.

Brown gave his opinion about increasing fines for distracted driving; he stated that raising the fines may satisfy the punitive instincts of some, but he is doubtful if it will reduce violations.

Last summer, Brown approved a guarantee that Californians will be allowed to use hands-free technology to text message while driving. The commuter-friendly plan was billed as the freedom to communicate act.

As a compromise, Simitian lowered the fine increases called for in the 2012 distracted driving bill to $10. The state senator was the author of the state’s texting & handheld cell phone bans.

If the Senate Bill 1310 electronic distracted driving fines have not been vetoed, it would have cost a penalty of $30 for first offense then $60 for the next. In reality, that could be translated as $251, depending on county or $372 dent out of your pocket.

If you have received a traffic ticket, please contact an experienced Traffic Ticket Attorney. Protect your right to drive legally.

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Source: Hands Free Info Com
(http://handsfreeinfo.com/distracted-driving-fine-veto)

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