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AB-970 Vehicles: distracted driving.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 23123.7 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

23123.7.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “mobile telephone carrier” means a telephone corporation, as defined in Section 234 of the Public Utilities Code, that provides mobile telephony service, as defined in Section 224.4 of that code.
(b) A mobile telephone carrier shall provide customers with the ability to disable, at the network level, the distracting capabilities of their mobile telephones when notified that the customer is driving a motor vehicle. A mobile telephone carrier shall provide customers with reasonable notice of the availability of this service. A mobile telephone carrier shall establish reasonable and simple means by which a customer who elects to disable the distracting capabilities of his or her mobile telephone when driving a motor vehicle can contact the carrier to request activation of this function and can request that full service be restored when he or she is no longer driving.
(c) A mobile telephone carrier shall disable the distracting capabilities of the customer’s mobile telephone upon receipt of a request from the customer to activate this function and shall reactivate full service upon request.