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California bans bus driver cell-phone use

Posted on September 15, 2004

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation this week that bars public transit bus drivers from using cell phones while behind the wheel.

California becomes the third state — along with Arizona and Massachusetts — to implement such a restriction. The law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2005.

The legislation, which also bans school bus drivers from talking on cell phones while driving, was introduced after a Riverside County school bus accident was linked to the driver being distracted by talking on a cell phone.

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