A motorist uses a cell phone while driving in Sacramento on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, is ready to upgrade California’s once groundbreaking cellphone restrictions by introducing AB 1785. The new bill would not allow drivers to do anything with their smartphones while driving, unless the phone is out of their hands, mounted on the car dashboard or console.
A motorist uses a cell phone while driving in Sacramento on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, is ready to upgrade California’s once groundbreaking cellphone restrictions by introducing AB 1785. The new bill would not allow drivers to do anything with their smartphones while driving, unless the phone is out of their hands, mounted on the car dashboard or console. Randall Benton RBenton@sacbee.com
A motorist uses a cell phone while driving in Sacramento on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, is ready to upgrade California’s once groundbreaking cellphone restrictions by introducing AB 1785. The new bill would not allow drivers to do anything with their smartphones while driving, unless the phone is out of their hands, mounted on the car dashboard or console. Randall Benton RBenton@sacbee.com
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California law lets you fiddle with phone while driving – sometimes

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UPDATED September 20, 2016 12:01 PM

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Tony Bizjak has covered local transportation issues for The Sacramento Bee since 2003. Prior to that, he covered Sacramento City Hall and local government issues. A California native, Bizjak has a journalism degree from San Jose State University. Contact reporter Tony Bizjak at tbizjak@sacbee.com or 916-321-1059. Twitter: @TonyBizjak