No Texting while Driving in California - Blog. 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.