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Employers Should Note New Hands-Free Cell Laws

Law360 (May 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Effective July 1, 2008, California joins Connecticut, the District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, and some local jurisdictions in prohibiting the use of handheld mobile phones while driving.

The California Wireless Telephone Automobile Safety Act prohibits the use of cell phones in moving vehicles unless the driver is using a hands-free device.[1]

In addition, drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using cellular phones while operating a motor vehicle, even if equipped with a hands-free device.[2]

In its findings, the California Legislature acknowledges...
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