California Pushing Hands-Free Driving Bill

Add California to the list of states looking to pass a law banning “driving while yakking”. They’re looking to imitate NY by requiring you to use a hands-free kit. I have mixed opinions on these laws. I’ve certainly seen my share of bad drivers who were on mobile phones, but I tend to think current driving laws could take these into account. Furthermore, some studies have shown that handsfree kits do little to lessen the distraction (unless they’re coming from directly in front of the driver). However, it appears that the trend these days is to push these laws forward, so I expect to see many more of these laws.

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