Proposal to fine bicyclists talking on cell phones

January 31, 2011 7:08:23 AM PST
Holding a cell phone while driving a car in California is illegal, but what about holding a cell phone while riding a bicycle?

A bill calling for such a ban in Sacramento has been introduced by State Senator Joe Simitian of Palo Alto.

He wrote the law that applies to drivers. The new bill would levy a $20 fine anyone using a cell phone while biking. Senator Semitian says he's optimistic that the bill willl pass without major opposition.