Hands-Free Wireless Today

Wireless DrivingUnless you have been asleep at the wheel, you should know that the new wireless hands free while driving law has begun.

Actually, there are two new laws taking effect today, July 1, the first prohibits all drivers from using a handheld wireless phone while operating a motor vehicle. Drivers 18 and over may use a hands-free device. The second law is that drivers under the age of 18 may not use a wireless phone or hands-free device while operating a motor vehicle.

Drivers 18 and over will be allowed to use a hands-free device to talk on their wireless phone while driving using a Bluetooth earpiece, corded headset, or the wireless phone’s speakerphone.

The base fine for the first offense is $20 and $50 for subsequent convictions. With the addition of penalty assessments, the fines can be more than triple the base fine amount.



1 Comment so far

  1. idogcow on July 2nd, 2008 @ 10:23 am

    What scares me are the SJMerc RoadShow letters that say (in essence) "I am a good driver."

    Funny, I always worry about the other guy, the one who isn’t as good a driver as I am.

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