[MR2] Audio questions; Editorial Comment
seawa.anon at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 17:22:46 EDT 2009
It's already law here in Washington, though I believe it's considered a
"secondary offense," ie, you're not supposed to be stopped for it, but if
you're stopped for something else, you could be cited for one handed cell
phone use too.
Which brings up the question....what's the additional perceived risk here?
Is it really the hand off the steering wheel? Using that line of logic,
eating/drinking (non-alcoholic beverages), and even shifting a manual
transmission car should be illegal too.
People being so focused on their telephone conversation hands-free or not
(or with another passenger, for that matter, hands-free or not!), women
putting on makeup, etc, that they're completely oblivious to what's going
on in the world around them, THAT'S what seems to lead to driving thirty
miles/hour under the speed limit, reckless lane changing, etc.
On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 1:53 PM, <mr2-request at mr2.com> wrote:
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> Hi Pete,
> Most Bluetooth headsets only occupy one ear, and thus don't obstruct
> your hearing completely as headphones do.
> Also, a lot of newer cars have Bluetooth built into the ICE. Not every
> state requires that you are hands-free. I'm in Oregon,
> and the hands-free law goes into effect January 1, 2010.
> Kind regards,
> Ken Blake
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