Ban on devices in cars
At the end of last week, the Massachusetts House passed a bill banning using any types of devices in your car. This would mean texting, making calling without a hands-free headset, using pagers, using PDAs, and using laptops would be illegal while driving.
If this bill is passed by the Senate and the Governor’s office, it would mean a fine of $100 for the first offense, $250 for the second and $500 for each additional offense. Also beginning in July 2009, insurance companies would be able to charge violators surcharges.
I always use my bluetooth headset when making calls, but I definitely have been guilty of sending a text or two (usually in traffic, but not always). Would this affect you?