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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

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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


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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.


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