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ASK A COP: Can I Text at a Stop Light?

You're stopped anyway, right? What could be the harm?

Think it's legal to text when you're stopped at a stoplight? Think again. (Photo: Patch Archive)
Think it's legal to text when you're stopped at a stoplight? Think again. (Photo: Patch Archive)
Question from a Patch Reader:

Is it legal to text while stopped at a stop sign or stop light? 

Answer from CHP Officer Bradley Sadeck: 

It is illegal to send or read a text while stopped at a stop sign or stop light. It is also illegal to use a hand held cellphone while stopped at the same.


Send your questions for local law enforcement to Brad.Kava@patch.com.

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