Hang Up and Drive

"Driving while talking on a cell phone is worse than driving drunk," says John Medina, author of "Brain Rules" (www.brainrules.net). The Washington State law going into effect on July 1 requiring hands-free devices will not solve the problem. The brain simply can't multi-task.

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Raylene.A.Gettis@Boeing.com says ... on Wednesday, Jun 18 at 5:52 PM

Effective July 1, 2008 holding a cell phone while driving is a $124 fine. The law will be a secondary infraction just like seat belts. They have to pull you over for something else like speeding and then they can give you two tickets!

thunderbird says ... on Monday, Jun 23 at 10:35 PM

i personally don't think this law is going to solve any problems, you still have people reading a paper while driving, putting on makeup, shaving ect, why just pick on one thing i doubt it will make much of a impact. what happened to just driving

karen in everett says ... on Tuesday, Sep 8 at 10:54 AM

It did not. it is even worse now

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