California Drivers Could Have Points Added To Record For Distracted Driving

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Drivers texting or holding a cellphone in California will soon get a point added to their record. Under the new law, a point will be issued for any distracted driving conviction that happens within 36 hours of a prior conviction for the same offense. Non-commercial drivers can enroll in traffic school to remove a point, so the new law wouldn’t add a point until the driver’s third violation. It will take effect on July 1, 2021.