Town Square

Post a New Topic

Hands-free cell phone law takes effect July 1

Original post made on Jun 19, 2008

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, and the California Highway Patrol are reminding drivers that they have to switch from hand-held cell phones to hands-free devices by July 1.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 16, 2008, 4:23 PM

Comments (2)

Posted by Duane Nason, a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Jun 19, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Sounds like a great idea. I'm not sure if a $20 fine will persuade drivers to stay off the phone though.
- Duane Nason


Posted by Donald, a resident of another community
on Jun 20, 2008 at 11:12 am

This was the strongest legislation that Simitian could pass at the time. Implementation was delayed in order to allow everyone to buy a phone that is hands-free compatible. In the meantime phone use by drivers has grown dramatically and now includes texting and other stupidities that are not addressed by this law. I give Joe credit for trying, but the Legislature is not keeping up with Californians' technology-driven bad habits.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Veggie Grill coming soon to Mountain View's San Antonio Center
By Elena Kadvany | 21 comments | 3,358 views

Finding mentors in would-be bosses
By Jessica T | 0 comments | 1,918 views

The Dude Abides
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 1,304 views

. . . Loved in Spite of Ourselves
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,038 views

Medical Madness
By Paul Bendix | 0 comments | 88 views