Hands-free cell phone law reducing number of drivers using device in vehicles
Last updated 1/29/2009 at Noon
LOS ANGELES — The use of hand-held cell phones by California motorists dropped by two-thirds in the first three months after the law went into effect last July, according to an Automobile Club of Southern California survey of drivers using cell phones and electronic devises on Southland roads.
An observational survey by the Auto Club was conducted at three time periods – prior to the law taking effect in July, in August and October 2008.
During the first period prior to the law, the Auto Club found that 9.3 percent of drivers were using hand-held cell phones.
By August, hand-held cel...