Hands free photo law in Seattle

hands free photo, originally uploaded by a sack of seattle.

A new law is going into affect in Washington July 1, 2008.

Under the new laws, drivers who read and compose text messages or talk on a cell phone without a hands-free device could face a $101 ticket. The text-messaging ban takes effect Jan. 1; the cell-phone law will be enforced starting in July 2008.

This is an interesting law - and kind of a weird photo - so I thought I'd blog about it. In case you're wondering, I'm in favor of the law. I am afraid to drive a motorcycle (and my car) because I think the roads are less safe than they used to be due to cell phone and texting usage. That said, I am the occasional offender -- I'll need to cut the texting down.