By Jonathan Morales
Monday, August 24th, 2009 at 5:11 pm in Uncategorized.
The CHP and other law enforcement agencies will once again be cracking down on drivers using handheld cell phones while driving.
State law, of course, requires drivers to use a hands-free device such as a Bluetooth headset when talking on the phone (something I’ve always found to be just plain easier to begin with). It’s also illegal to text while driving, by the way (one of those “I can’t believe they need to have a law for this” laws).
No word on whether or not the guy I saw shaving while driving along Highway 24 last week was breaking any laws.
So here’s fair warning to get a headset or get off the phone. In earlier crackdowns this month in Orinda alone, police cited 61 drivers for chatting away without a hands-free device.