AB (Assembly Bill) 1785 attempts to further regulate the use of cell phones while driving. It was signed into law on September 26, 2016. You already can’t text or hold your cell phone to talk on it while driving. AB 1785 now allows you to use your cell phone as a navigation system but only under certain circumstances. A driver may use a cell phone as a GPS device so long as
(1) it is mounted on a vehicle’s windshield like a mounted GPS or is mounted or affixed to the vehicle’s dashboard or center console that does not hinder the driver’s view of the road; and
(2) the driver’s hand can be used to activate or deactivate a feature or function with a motion of a single swipe or tap of the driver’s fingers.
See that last part? Yep, you get one tap or one swipe! Make it count or you might pay! First offense is $20 and $50 for each additional offense.