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Hand’s Free – It’s the Law!


The Irvine Police Department would like to remind drivers that California’s Hand’s Free Cell Phone Law is now in effect. Drivers caught using a wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle without a hands-free device face a base fine of $20 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense.

The law allows drivers to use a wireless telephone for emergency purposes, drivers of commercial vehicles to use push-to-talk phones until July 1, 2011, and drivers of emergency response vehicles to use a cell phone without a hands-free device. For more information, call 949-724-7000.

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