As I got out of my car he was heading into his patrol car and then stopped and smiled at me and I smiled back still gabbing away and then I realized OH Shit. As I snapped my phone shut I said, "Hello." He asked, "Do you know what day it is today? " I said, "Tuesday?" He said "Get an earpiece. First day of the Hands Free law." I apologized and told him that I do have an earpiece in my car and will connect it asap.
Thing is, you still have to dial the phone number so I'm not really sure how this is going to make a huge impact on safety. Not to mention text messaging - does that fall under this umbrella?? What about Satellite radio? I spend more time with my eyes off the road staring at that device trying to program and find the songs I want to hear. That is WAY worse then driving with one hand while talking with a phone to your ear, unless you do these two things simultaneously, in which case I also do so maybe this is a good thing after all.