NMA California Alert: Speak out on Anti-Motorist Bills

Dear California Member,

Several bills hostile toward motorists have been passed by the California State Legislature and are awaiting action by the governor.

Assembly Bill 1646 would add a violation point for texting or using a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving.

Senate Bill 1151 would enhance penalties for numerous infractions and misdemeanors committed in school zones.

Assembly Bill 2398 would establish penalties for a driver convicted of causing bodily injury or great bodily injury to a “vulnerable road user,” defined as a pedestrian, a person on horseback, a person operating a bicycle, in-line skates, roller skates, a scooter, or a skateboard, and a person operating or using a farm tractor.

We encourage you to contact the governor’s office to ask him to veto these measures. To help with that, we have posted several letters online which you can access and send to the governor. Find the letters here. Consider personalizing each letter with your own thoughts and perspectives.

You can also call or email Gov. Brown’s office using the contact information below.

Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160
Use the form found here for email.

John Bowman
National Motorists Association

This is for information purposes only. We do not take a position on these bills. If you do, you may send your opinions to the Governor using the links above.


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