Last week, hopes for the passage of a ban on even hands-free texting and cellphone usage while driving in California were squashed when support for the bill eroded. The measure was brought in front of the Appropriations Committee of the state Assembly, at which point three persons who had theretofore been in favor of such a ban changed their minds and opted not to lend their votes to passage. It’s unclear why support wavered once the bill made it to committee. There’s still a good chance that the anti-hands-free communication bill will be heard again next year, but in the meantime, drivers should understand the dangers posed even when one’s eyes are on the road but their minds are elsewhere.
For more about the failed ban, click here.