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Using Cellphone GPS While Driving Now Legal in Calif.

February 28, 2014

Photo via Daniel Flathagen/Flickr.
Photo via Daniel Flathagen/Flickr.

Using a cellphone's GPS capabilities while driving is now legal following a California appellate court's ruling Thursday.

The 5th District Court of Appeal sided with a Fresno man who had received a $165 ticket for using a map application on his phone to find an alternative route around a traffic jam, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The law was passed in 2006, one year before the debut of the first iPhone.

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