Cell Phone Law Upon Us
Getting in the car? Drop the cell phone. A new state law takes effect Tuesday that bans the use of hand held phones behind the wheel. Not surprisingly some companies are cashing in.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Californians are known for their “car culture” but they appear to love their phones in the car just as much… Brooke Burgess is with A T & T.
“Sales of Bluetooth devices at A T &T are up thirty percent and store traffic has picked up considerably.”
Heidi Flato with Verizon Wireless in Northern California says more customers are asking about hands free devices.
“We’ve actually seen a bigger increase in the last two weeks or so ever since the Highway Patrol has been displaying the hands free law notices on the major highways…”
Options range from under twenty bucks for a “headphone” type device to more than a hundred dollars for technology billed as “military grade”. The new law prohibits drivers from using a hand-held cell phone. For drivers under 18 there are no phones at all behind the wheel.