The Oregon Senate approved legislation that requires drivers to use hands-free devices with their cell phones when operating a motor vehicle. House Bill 2377 took effect on Jan. 1, 2010
I don't generally expound on my personal opinions but I have to say I am in favor of this new law. I drive all day so my car is my "office." I see a lot of really irresponsible people weaving in and out of lanes, completely checked out, while hurdling a vehicle down the road at 65 mph.
I'm still getting used to my new Bluetooth. I feel a little like a robot (that's the bonus part) and it is very cool to be able to verbally tell my phone who to call and then they magically appear in my ear. We've come a long way since the giant "brick phones."
On the downside, I'm quite sure I've experienced some hearing loss in my left ear since I've been wearing my new gadget. I'm also concerned about the possibility of increasing my odds at getting brain cancer. So, the option I'm most in favor of (for me) is still to pull over or to return calls when I'm not driving.
On a positive note, I feel much safer seeing all the people on the road with their hands-free devises securely in place and yacking away. We can easily avoid a $140 ticket and be safer drivers using a hands-free option.
I would love to hear some feedback from people on your favorite hands-free device. I have a friend with the Bluetooth enabled car and it sounds great with the caller's voice coming out of the speakers. I want that!
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