|Again, to be clear, I agree that this is a problem.|
|"I told you John C. Reilly was |
in Talladega Niiiiights!"
The law doesn't apply to wireless technology like Bluetooth but that's kind of bunk. My car isn't fancy enough for this feature, but I've ridden in cars that have it and I've never known anyone to be able to pair their phone with their car without it being an exercise in frustration. It randomly drops the connection, pairs with the wrong device or just straight-up doesn't work. It is, and I say this without an ounce of exaggeration, the worst thing ever.
|"Pairing is easy. Fist you make your phone discoverable then you|
tell the car to search for devices and then when nothing happens you
give up and plug in your wired earbuds because fuck this shit."
|"Good question. Step out of the vehicle."|
So again, I'm not suggesting that there totally shouldn't be laws about cell phone usage in cars, I'm just saying that the one that's going into effect is kind of ridiculous, full of ambiguity and relies on janky technology and psychic cops.
|I'm also not really offering any solutions. I guess we could just ban cell phones in cars|
altogether, but then we'd be left with radio on long commutes. Radio. Like goddamn barbarians.