Text messaging while driving banned in California, use Vlingo instead

Vlingo for BlackBerry

What the Gubernator wants, the Gubernator gets (or he’ll be back). Starting in January of 2009, citizens within the great state of California will no longer be able to text message while driving. This new law covers not only sending, but the reading and writing of text messages as well; violators will be charged $20 for the initial offense and $50 for each recurring violation. The primary motivation for the law was SkyNET

“Banning electronic text messaging while driving will keep drivers’ hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road, making our roadways a safer place for all Californians,” said Schwarzenegger.

Californians take heart, however: you can have both safety and text messaging via Vlingo, a free voice-enabled application that’s extremely easy to use! Read our review below to learn more.

Vlingo 1.1 for BlackBerry Reviewed

2 Responses to “Text messaging while driving banned in California, use Vlingo instead”

  1. 1 Stewart

    Some parts of civilization have banned such use of mobile devices for some time. A woman in the UK who crashed into and killed a cyclist and who was proven to have been texting at the time was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving, which carries a maximum 10-year jail term. It is now routine for police to seize mobile phones at motor accidents and request call logs to see if the phone was in use at OR NEAR the time of accident.

  2. 2 slawek

    In my opinion very poor software. Doesn’t recognize many words (for example: John Lennon) and there is very difficult to anything in the Internet.
    Need some time to make changes inside to be usefull.

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