All states have laws that cover when and how drivers can pass other vehicles. Generally, these laws focus on safety, but there are a number of other technical restrictions that apply in different circumstances.
In the past, California law prohibited talking on a cellphone and text messaging while driving but didn’t restrict motorists from using a GPS. However, a new distracted driving law took effect on January 1, 2017. Here’s what the new law says about operating a GPS while behind the wheel.