Effective January 1st, expect to be a little more self aware when using your smartphone and driving!
The new California law states the mount must be on the dashboard or placed in one of two positions on the windshield: in the lower right corner or lower left corner. Drivers may only use one finger to tap or swipe the screen and it cannot obstruct your clear view of the windshield.
Previously there was a major loophole for those using their phone while driving. Drivers could claim they were using their GPS to fight and avoid getting a ticket! As of 2017 this is no more as the law eliminates this all together.