NC Town Bans All Cell Phone Use While Driving
- Duration 1:56
- Date Apr 13, 2012
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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 it.
Although some are happy with the change the band is not welcome by all Jonathan Serrie explains why I've heard Chapel Hill.
Hi Greg we'll 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 about a -- Running a busy disaster restoration and cleaning business -- -- it's always on the go and on the phone basically my my offices my car and now.
We started out -- 7 in the morning in.
And go until whenever -- tonight as with many multitasking drivers content uses a Bluetooth device so we can keep both hands on the wheel.
But starting June 1 that won't 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 for customer retention costs to -- calls me.
And I don't answer that phone.
Well they're gonna -- somebody -- Dave -- worries about business but town councilwoman -- rich who drives a lot for her personal chef service.
Says there's a safer way to go about.
The -- -- 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 -- -- John evidence area Chapel Hill Jonathan.
Thanks very much.