BILL NUMBER:  SB 1310
  VETOED	DATE: 09/28/2012




To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 1310 without my signature.

I believe the current fines and penalties of $213 and $336 for cell
phone use and texting while driving are a powerful deterrent.  I have
found even a $50 ticket unpleasant enough.  My point here is that
the current fines are not trivial but do in fact get drivers'
attention. Upping the fines may satisfy the punitive instincts of
some, but I severely doubt that it will further reduce violations.


Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.