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    This new California law may prohibit using the T-600 in the front seat of any car:

    The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
    SECTION 1. Section 27602 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:
    27602. (a) A person may not drive a motor vehicle if a television
    receiver, a video monitor, or a television or video screen, or any other,
    similar means of visually displaying a television broadcast or video
    signal that produces entertainment or business applications, is operating
    and is located in the motor vehicle at any point forward of the back of
    the driverís seat, or is operating and visible to the driver while driving
    the motor vehicle.
    (b) Subdivision (a) does not apply to the following equipment when
    installed in a vehicle:
    (1) A vehicle information display.
    (2) A global positioning display.
    (3) A mapping display.
    (4) A visual display used to enhance or supplement the driverís view
    forward, behind, or to the sides of a motor vehicle for the purpose of
    maneuvering the vehicle.
    (5) A television receiver, video monitor, television or video screen,
    or any other, similar means of visually displaying a television broadcast
    or video signal, if that equipment has an interlock device that, when the
    motor vehicle is driven, disables the equipment for all uses except as a
    visual display as described in paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive.
    (c) Subdivision (a) does not apply to a mobile, digital terminal
    installed in an authorized emergency vehicle or to a motor vehicle
    providing emergency road service or roadside assistance.
    SEC. 2. No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
    Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the
    only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will
    be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates
    a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction,
    within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or
    changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of
    Article XIII B of the California Constitution.


    Interesting.
    Palm V-->Visor Deluxe-->Visor Prism-->Visorphone-->Treo 180-->Treo 600-->Treo 650 on Sprint-->Treo 700p-->Centro-->Diamond-->Pre-->HTC EVO 4g???!
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    Interesting law.

    Not sure what the difference between a mapping display and a GPS display are (a GPS display is a narrowly-defined mapping display, no?) but this suggests one should have "mapquest.com" hot-keyed in just in case The Officer stops you ...

    Sheesh.
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    Then one would need to "install" their T-600 (with Mapquest) in the car. I wonder if jamming the Treo into the cupholder is a sufficient installation?
    Palm V-->Visor Deluxe-->Visor Prism-->Visorphone-->Treo 180-->Treo 600-->Treo 650 on Sprint-->Treo 700p-->Centro-->Diamond-->Pre-->HTC EVO 4g???!
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    Hmmm...good point.
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    I don't see where this applies to the Treo 600.

    It doesn't say "cell phone" or "computer".

    It does say "video signal", "video monitor", "television receiver" and "television broadcast".

    This law is targeting those built-in DVD players all the rage in SUVs and mini-vans.


    That said, there is a movement in CA to ban cellphone use while driving.

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