Okay folks, here’s the reality of the situation. June 10 is coming up real quick and I’m not ready. That’s the day it becomes a primary offense to use your cell phone without a hands-free device while driving. That means a police officer can pull you over if they see you doing that, they don’t have to get you on another offense.

No, I don’t talk on the phone while driving, or text. But occasionally I do check a text while at a stoplight or listen to a voicemail while stuck in traffic (very occasionally since we don’t generally get stuck in traffic around here). Sounds acceptable, right? No, it’s not.

ANY use of a non-hands free wireless device while behind the wheel with the motor running is ILLEGAL. And another thing, don’t assume you can just pull the car over to the shoulder of the highway to answer the phone when it rings. That’s illegal too.

So here’s what I’m going to do; put my purse in the trunk of the car for a while until I get used to not checking texts, etc. at lights. Got any other great ideas for me?

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