CHP crackdown on violators of 'hands-free' law
Original post made on Aug 11, 2009
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on Aug 11, 2009 at 1:24 pm
It's about time they start enforcing this. If you drive with a cell phone up to your ear and you don't think you're dangerous then you're crazy. Get these jerks off the road!
on Aug 11, 2009 at 2:22 pm
This is a ridiculous law. Eating while driving is more dangerous that using a phone while driving, yet eating while driving is not outlawed. I've already witnessed one near accident caused by someone getting a phone call and fumbling to get their hands free device out. This law does nothing to make the roads safer.
Note, the above does not apply to texting while driving which is significantly more dangerous that talking on the phone without a hands-free.
on Aug 11, 2009 at 2:33 pm
It's absolutely time to enforce this law. A couple of years ago I was nearly crushed between a woman (upper-middle-aged) entering Central Expressway with a cell phone plastered to her ear, and a laundry truck in Lane 1. She didn't even look or try to yield, and was still talking after the accident when she pulled over to the side of the road.
Just because there are other activities that interfere with safe driving (e.g., eating), that is no reason not to enforce hands-free driving laws.