Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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An appeals court in the Golden State has ruled it is illegal in California to use a handheld mobile phone to navigate while driving. The ruling suggested that if State law seemed arbitrary, given that it is legal to manipulate other devices in a car, people should take it up with the legislature to change the law. 

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California rules against reading phone maps while driving

Given that it is legal to manipulate other devices in a car, the court suggests that people should take it up with the legislature to change the law if the ruling seems arbitrary.
Posted In: mobile, maps, google maps, california