Assembly Bill 1536 is a hot topic in the state of California. The bill, currently on the desk of California Governor Jerry Brown, makes some interesting amendments to the traffic code. Namely, it would legalize hands-free devices for sending and receiving text messages and emails while driving. Just what the world needs, ANOTHER excuse to text when you should be driving.
“Today marks a huge victory for drivers as this bill will allow Californians to communicate safely and responsibly while on the road,” said Assemblyman Jeff Miller, the Republican representative from Orange County who wrote the bill.
California is the second state to pass a law allowing the use of hands-free devices while driving, after Idaho. Interestingly, the bill itself is not directed at telephone users, but at dashboard systems, in-car navigation devices, and other things that may make noise or require some degree of human interaction to function. The bill’s language was left intentionally vague, indicating that according to Assemblyman Miller, “Something is either hands-free or it is not.”
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