Jun 24, 2008

Hands Free 2

Ok a while back I blogged about the new hands free cell phone law, which actually takes effect next week. Today on my way to work the Amber Alert signs remind everyone it starts the 1st and everyone is all freaked out about it, but theres some really dumb things about this law that I heard on the radio that many people dont know.

  • Drivers over 18 can be pulled over for using talking without a hands free device. but drivers under 18, which cant even use cell phones under this new law cant be pulled over for it. (but can be ticketed if they are pulled over for something else and they are using a cell phone)
  • Drivers can not use the push-to-talk nextel type feature while driving. but commercial drivers can use CB's Walkie Talkies and other hand held communication devices. Just not a cell phone.
  • Drivers cant talk on their phones without a hands free device, but they can use their phone to text or send email.
nice one guys.

The texting is the most retarded oversight in this law. If anything texting and emailing should be illegal and talking should be ok. Head set companies are stoked! Way to go California.

You guys all ready for this?

DMV's hands free law page
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