What the state Legislature giveth, the Legislature can taketh away.
Just months after lawmakers approved a law allowing California motorists to text while driving if they use hands-free, voice-activated devices, Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) has introduced a bill to outlaw the practice.
Former Assemblyman Jeff Miller (R-Corona) authored the bill signed into law last year by Gov. Jerry Brown to allow hands-free texting. That law "will allow Californians to communicate safely and responsibly while on the road," Miller said at the time.
“Study after study has shown that all distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety,” Frazier said in a statement Wednesday. "Is a text message really worth the risk of injuring or killing someone?”