California's Ban on Hand Held Cell Phone Usage While Driving

 

Need a hands-free solution that is good as holding phone to ear.

It will also have to solve the dialing problem, which seems to me to be the most dangerous moment.

Common Sense

People just should not use a cell phone while driving. It's common sense but people don't seem to get it.

Does California law prevent

Does California law prevent txt'ing too? While its only in school zones in DFW, if you're caught using your cell phone (non-hands free calling or txt'ing) you'll get a $200 ticket.

Learn your phone

Many current phones allow users to press a single button and dictate the digits of the phone number they want to call. Perhaps Maria ought read the manual?!

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Surprised

Just really surprised that she wasn't using a handsfree option or didn't have that option in her car??

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Peter

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I'm a Chicagoan driving in San Diego today. I was wondering why I was getting dirty looks as I talked on my cell phone.

But hey my Garmin got me around this crazy highway system where everyone is ok driving bumper to bumper at around 80mph.

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As a Chicagoan...

you should already be familiar with not talking on a phone while driving without using a handsfree device. It's been a city ordinance for quite a while now. twisted

On the other hand, driving bumper to bump while normal for Chicago rarely happens at 80mph.

They demand a law, then

They demand a law, then ignore the same law when it suits them.

That was what my father in California told me recently. He's in Orange County, and he tells me he sees people texting or using handheld cell phones all the time.

Colorado banned texting while driving, but didn't pass the hands-free device requirement (except for teens). But every time a cell-phone-using driver almost rear-ended me, I saw an older driver with a handheld phone. rolleyes

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texting while driving

Everyone has their own opinion on this. The worse day in my LE career was the 6 am call to come and ID the passenger of a car that hit a tree. The driver was texting, I won't go into details, but I had to tell his mother that her son wasn't coming home. Putting a face on the problem makes a big difference.......he was 18.

Oh brother

The problem is people. When you don't self-regulate, and use common sense, the government will create laws to regulate you.

Wake up, people, it's not rocket science. 'You' are the source of your own misery.

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WPD

wpd909 wrote:

Everyone has their own opinion on this. The worse day in my LE career was the 6 am call to come and ID the passenger of a car that hit a tree. The driver was texting, I won't go into details, but I had to tell his mother that her son wasn't coming home. Putting a face on the problem makes a big difference.......he was 18.

Does your job require you to text or use cell phone while driving? I saw LE doing just that on my recent trip to CHicago.

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