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on Jun 23, 2008
There should be no discretion. Use a cell phone, get a ticket. Seems pretty clear and fair to me, and I'm one of those people who *do* use a cell right now - but won't as of the end of the month.
And it's not like a $20 ticket is particularly onerous, not when a simple parking ticket is $50.
Using a headset is still just as distracting as not. This law is a waste.
Outlaw talking on the cell phone AT ALL while driving. Don't force people to spend more money without real value!
I'm sure the phone vendors support this law, as its just extra cash for them.
I got pulled over today for the first time in my life. I was talking on my cell phone. I said "I remembered as soon as I saw you." and the cop straight up wrote me a ticket. He told me I might have to appear in court and the first offense would be $50 and not go on my record. Maybe it's better to just plead ignorance?
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