No Texting while Driving in California - Blog | R1Concepts. Have you seen those Amber Alert sign on freeway saying “No text messaging while driving. Effective Jan 1.” I drive all over the place in Southern California and saw these signs and wonder if they are going to pass another law like the Cellular Phone law. Text messaging has grown phenomenally these past few years. With the recent no talking on cell while driving California law passed, another no text messaging law going to be in effect soon in California.
The new No-text California law goes into effect on January 1, 2009. The law is basically simple, text messaging on a text-based communication device while driving will be against the law for all drivers in California. The violation also apply to reading and sending a message (email and so on) on a text-based communication device. All violators are fine the same amount as the cellular phone law. Tek Thoughts: It’s a good law to go into effect, . Make it an official New Years resolution to not text or talk on the without a headset device.