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The use of text-messaging devices -- including cellphones, BlackBerrys and laptop computers -- is now prohibited while driving. And a motorist does not have to be caught in a vehicle that is moving to get a ticket. "Motorists may not text at a stoplight," said CHP spokeswoman Fran Clader. "They are still operating a vehicle and need to focus their attention on the safe operation of that vehicle."
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