Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that lets motorists text while driving, but only if it’s hands-free texting.
The Bay Citizen reported that Assembly Bill 1536 amends existing law, allowing drivers to use voice-operated text messaging, such as Siri on an iPhone.
“if the person is using an electronic wireless communications device that is specifically designed and configured to allow voice-operated and hands-free operation to dictate, send, or listen to a text-based communication, and it is used in that manner while driving.”
According to MSNBC, California is the second state to allow hands-free texting.
What do you think about the bill? Do hands-free devices prevent distracted driving?