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News Room: Public Safety

August 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Simitian Bill To Strengthen Hands-Free and No Texting Laws Heads to the Governor

Monday, August 27, 2012
Legislature Passes Simitian Bill To Curb Red-Light Camera Abuses

June 2012

Monday, June 04, 2012
Palo Alto Lawmaker’s Bill Would Restrict Use Of Red-Light Cameras

May 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Senate Passes Simitian Bill To Curb Red-Light Camera Abuses

Monday, May 14, 2012
Senate Passes Simitian Bill To Strengthen Hands-Free and No Texting Laws

March 2012

Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Cell phone law proves effective

Tuesday, March 06, 2012
California drivers finally put down those cellphones and are living to tell the tale

October 2011

Friday, October 07, 2011
“Red-Light Camera” Reforms Vetoed by Governor

September 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Too Quick to Veto Hands-Free Law?

Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Governor Vetoes Simitian’s Hands Free Legislation

Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Jerry Brown vetoes higher fines for driving while using cellphone

August 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Simitian Bill To Curb DXM “Robotripping” Goes To Governor For Approval

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Penalties for drivers using a handheld phone or texting likely to rise in California

Monday, August 15, 2011
Legislature Passes Simitian Bill To Strengthen Hands-Free And Texting Laws

May 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Simitian Bill to Curb DXM “Robotripping” Receives Senate Support

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Raise fines for those who text while they drive

Monday, May 16, 2011
Senate Approves Measure To Protect Motorists From “Red Light Camera” Abuses

April 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
State Senate agrees to raise fine for drivers texting or on phone

Monday, April 25, 2011
Senate Passes Simitian Bill To Strengthen Hands-Free And Texting Laws

January 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Legislators consider digital distractions

June 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Red-light cameras would get closer look in state Senate bill

Thursday, June 03, 2010
Senate Passes Simitian Bill to Strengthen Hands-Free and Texting Law

Thursday, June 03, 2010
Higher fines proposed for cell phone use while driving in California

April 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Simitian Receives Crime Fighter Award

Tuesday, April 06, 2010
State considers tougher cell phone crackdown

Thursday, April 01, 2010
A Cellphone Fine, Billed as Small, Is No Longer That

March 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010
Senator Simitian Announces 2009-10 “Oughta Be A Law” Contest Winners

Saturday, March 13, 2010
Would higher fines end the craziness of texting while driving?

February 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010
Interview on cell phone legislation

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Tougher penalties proposed for hands-free, texting violations

Monday, February 22, 2010
Simitian Legislation To Strengthen Hands-Free/Texting Laws

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Highway Deaths and Crashes Drop in First Year of Hands-Free Cell Phone Law

January 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Simitian praises federal texting ban

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tracking down texters

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Hands-free cell phone interview

December 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009
New year bringing new laws

Thursday, December 10, 2009
KLIV profiles Simitian’s work in Silicon Valley

Monday, December 07, 2009
Promoting the Car Phone, Despite Risks

November 2009

Thursday, November 05, 2009
Senate Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Safety Concerns of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

October 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Hang up and drive: State, city work to corral distractions while driving

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Reminder To Drivers To Keep “Wipers On, Lights On” In Storm

Monday, October 12, 2009
Governor Signs ‘Sharps’ Disposal Bill To Keep Californians From Getting ‘Stuck’

September 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Palo Alto Online: Simitian attends summit on distracted driving

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Media Advisory: Simitian to Participate in D.C. Summit on Distracted Driving

Friday, September 25, 2009
Oakland Tribune: Gov. Schwarzenegger should sign bill regulating needle disposal

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
San Mateo County Times Op-Ed: Safe needle disposal is a shared responsibility

Thursday, September 10, 2009
Simitian Aims to Keep Californians From Getting “Stuck”: Bill on ‘Sharps’ Disposal Heads to Governor

August 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009
North County Times: ‘There Oughtta Be A Law’

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Santa Cruz Sentinel: ‘Slow down’ law among handful signed by governor

July 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009
Texts while driving even more dangerous

Sunday, July 19, 2009
Drivers and Legislators Dismiss Cellphone Risks

May 2009

Monday, May 04, 2009
Simitian To Hold Senate’s First Online Town Hall

April 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009
“Oughta Be A Law” Bills Pass First Hurdle

March 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009
Simitian Announces “Oughta Be A Law” Contest Winners

January 2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009
New year means new laws taking effect

December 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008
New Year to Bring Protections for Victims of Sexual Abuse, Veterans & Seniors

September 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008
Win for driving safety

August 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008
Texting Bill on Schwarzenegger’s Desk

July 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Gov. Schwarzenegger Reinforces Commitment to Protect Identity Theft Victims

Wednesday, July 02, 2008
California Expands Identity Theft Prosecution

June 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008
Legislation Outlaws Text Messaging While Driving

May 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
PPIC Research Shows Hands-Free Law A Lifesaver

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Hands-free phones are lifesavers, study says

April 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
California proposes ocean rangers

Tuesday, April 08, 2008
State bill would require peace officers on cruise ships

Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Legislation Targeting Cruise Ship Crime and Pollution Passes First Test

Tuesday, April 01, 2008
To protect the children

March 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008
Keep your hands off the cell phone come July

Monday, March 24, 2008
Sex-abuse victims deserve equal rights to recourse

Monday, March 10, 2008
Simitian Bill Tackles Cruise Ship Crime, Pollution

Monday, March 10, 2008
Ocean Rangers Proposed for Cruise Ships

February 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008
Bill would require peace officers on cruise ships

January 2008

Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Cough syrup: drug of choice for teens

December 2007

Friday, December 07, 2007
As rain returns to Bay Area, time to review headlight-wiper law

October 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007
Governor Signs Simitian Tax Check-Off Bill to Continue Funding for Endangered Species Programs

September 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007
Guv signs law banning minors from using cell phones while driving

Thursday, September 13, 2007
Schwarzenegger Signs Teen Driver Cell Phone Ban (with video)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007
MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor to Sign Teen Cell Phone Bill

August 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007
A wise call for road safety

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Bill would ban cellphone use by teen drivers

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Law to mute teen drivers

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Teen drivers face cell phone ban

Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Assembly Approves Fine for Teen Drivers Who Use Cell Phones

Monday, August 27, 2007
Teen Cell Phone Ban While Driving Passes State Assembly

Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Banning new drivers’ cell phone use while driving could save lives

July 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007
Distracted Drivers Face Penalties for Negligence on the Road

June 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007
Cell-phone law confusion leads to hands-free frenzy

Monday, June 25, 2007
Back-Seat Driver: Teen driver safety bills are on a roll

May 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Teen driving distractions should be eliminated

April 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007
Calif. Bill Limiting Teen Cell Phone Use Advances

Thursday, April 26, 2007
State Senate Passes Simitian Bill To Prohibit Teens’ Use Of Cell Phones While Driving

December 2006

Friday, December 29, 2006
“Move Over, Slow Down” Bill Aims to Save Lives on Highway

September 2006

Thursday, September 21, 2006
Governor Signs Lifesaving “Move Over, Slow Down” Bill

Thursday, September 14, 2006
MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor to Sign Hands-Free Cell Phone Bill

May 2006

Friday, May 26, 2006
Hands-Free Cell Phone Bill Passes State Senate

October 2005

Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Governor Signs Two Out of Three “Oughta” Bills; Contest Under Way

May 2005

Wednesday, May 11, 2005
“Move Over-Slow Down” Measure is a Lifesaver; Advances in State Senate

September 2004

Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Governor Sign “Oughta Be a Law” Bill; Fourth Annual Contest Begins Today

March 2004

Friday, March 19, 2004
Simitian Bill Aims To End ‘Robotripping’

January 2004

Monday, January 19, 2004
Hands-Free Cell Phone Bill Back on Assembly Floor

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