Should Every State Have Hands-Free Cell Phone Laws? (Video)Danielle Smith
Every day I’m nearly run off the road by some driver texting with one hand on the wheel…. the other wrapped around his or her phone. Sure, I know it is dangerous. Sure, it makes me crazy. But it also made me crazy the other day when I watched the guy in front of me swaying in and out of his lane while taking his shirt off. (Yes, I could actually see that was what he was doing — and when I drove past him — just to get away from him — I confirmed — he was, in fact, shirtless…..) it also frustrated the heck out of me that he was weaving while reaching across the passenger seat for his food.
I see people chatting on their phones every day. And in some states, like California, talking on the phone while driving, without a hands-free device, can get you a ticket. But what about all of the other things people do while driving that provide distractions? Eating, GPS, applying makeup, hassling with kids? These are all still ‘legal’ activities…. what are you thoughts on cell phone and hands free device laws?