Don't Answer That! Or: What About Texting?

By Biz Stone
Friday, 15 September 2006

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.