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One city in North Carolina becoming the first in the nation to completely -- talking on the cell phone while driving and that includes.
Hands free devices Bluetooth you name although some are happy with the change the band is not welcome by all Jonathan Serrie explains why for.
Hi Greg -- some residents who work out of their vehicles say that the new law is overreaching but town officials insist.
It's about safety they say it's not the phone that's dangerous it's the conversation.
Good afternoon they've gotten of -- Running a busy disaster restoration and cleaning business -- -- is always on the go and on the phone basically my my offices my car and now.
We start out at 7 in the morning in.
And go until whenever -- has with many multitasking drivers content uses a Bluetooth device so we can keep both hands on the wheel.
But starting June 1 that would be good enough in Chapel Hill, North Carolina I was in favor -- -- the town council voted to ban all cell phone calls while driving within city limits.
Even using a speaker phone or Bluetooth device can get you what 25 dollar fine.
But customer retention customer halls being.
And I don't answer that phone.
Well they're gonna -- somebody -- Dave -- worries about business but -- councilwoman -- rich who drives a lot for her personal chef service.
Says there's a safer way to go about.
The full -- any street and just.
Park for a second two minutes having a conversation get back on the road.
Now this is a second offense violation meaning an officer can only ticket you for talking on the phone if he or she catches you -- -- making some other traffic violation town officials say.
They're more interested in promoting safety and awareness rather than actually generating any ticket revenue Greg.
All right John evidence area Chapel Hill Jonathan.
Thanks very much you know I was wondering well how is that any different than talking to a passenger.
And are very brilliant senior producer Christine Burke had the answer she says studies show that.
If you're talking to a passenger that passenger is still a second set of eyes for -- answer that gives you a greater advantage than Bluetooth.
But I say it depends on -- that passenger -- -- -- nor is that had a couple in my car there -- not take tonight's.
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