Hands Free Cell Phone Options - Hang Up And Drive - Product ReviewPosted in Product Reviews on December 25, 2006
How many of you are like this guy above, talking on the cell phone while driving, barely paying attention to the road ahead? Well, California is about to become the fourth state in the country to ban motorists from holding cell phones while driving. Under the law, which will take effect in July 2008, Californians risk a minimum $20 fine for yakking into a phone unless they are using a headset, speaker phone, ear bud, or something else that allows them to keep both hands on the steering wheel at all times.
As automotive enthusiasts, we all spend plenty of time driving and possibly talking on the cell phone. If you're in your rig nearly as much as we are, then we foresee a lot of gloveboxes stuffed with tickets. There are a number of great products on the market today that will allow you to obey this new law without making yourself look like a robot.
Quick FactsAccording to Senate Transportation and Housing Committee Bill SB-1613, a Harvard University study released in December 2002 estimates that about 1 in 20 (5 percent) U.S. traffic accidents is caused by a driver talking on a cell phone, resulting in 2,600 deaths and 330,000 injuries each year.