Today California joins New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, and 20 other countries around the world in outlawing hand-held mobiles while we drive.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will sign a bill today making California the fourth state in the nation to outlaw speaking on cell phones while driving unless the driver is using a headset or other hands-free device, his office announced Thursday.
Cells phones are apparently the leading cause of distracted-driving accidents in California. This new law begins January 1, 2008 and will carry with it a $20 fine for the first infraction and $50 for subsequent violations. This article, however, doesn’t mention texting which can be even more dangerous while driving.