Thursday, February 27, 2014

People v. Spriggs (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 27, 2014)

Last year, I discussed a published opinion from the Appellate Division that held that it was illegal to use your smartphone to surf the internet (e.g., to check Google Maps) while driving.  I articulated a lot of reasons why that decision might in fact be wrong.

Today the Court of Appeal, which granted review of this decision, shared my view.  You still can't talk on your cellphone.  But the statute at issue doesn't apply to merely looking at it.

Something definitely worth knowing.