I think it's a ridiculous law to pass myself. Like I said it's all political and it's only for money, just something else to bleed our wallets for THEM.
I bet there are statistics proving that more accidents are caused by people being distracted by other things while driving like trying to light a cigarette, getting something out of their purses, putting a tape or CD in, putting on make up and the list is endless. I've actually seen people trying to read a map, and read a book while driving a car. How insane is that?
We have a radio station out here in NJ, 101.5 that is a call in talk show that discusses different topics about NJ. One morning as I was driving home from work, the topic was, "Things you do while driving." And the things that people were telling us listeners were incredible! Like tossing a salad, putting on pantyhose, changing a baby's diaper. I was amazed that no one had called in to complain how dangerous doing all of these things were. I would have, but at the time, I had no cell phone. My brother had an accident while trying to pick something up he dropped.
I've seen too many close calls with cell phones. I was cut off the highway because some guy was in the middle lane passed me then cut infront of me into the slow lane so he could get off the exit that was ahead. He had the cell phone in his hand up to his ear and the other hand on the wheel. He couldn't use his blinker because his hands were already busy. I slammed on by brakes and veared off the road so I could avoid hitting him. Scared the !@#$ out of me!
!@#$ happens, and people will continue to use cell phones anyway, law or no law. I just hope they learn to use them wisely, and learn how to drive safely doing all of the other things they do.