Monday, May 18, 2009

Teens Ready to Mute the Ban on Driving with Cell Phones

By Francesca Jarosz

Jackson Whiteker doesn't drive yet, but he's already found a traffic law he's willing to break: the one that bans anyone younger than 18 from talking on a cell phone while driving.

The law, passed last month, goes into effect in July and will apply to drivers such as Whiteker, who plans to get his license in February. But the Carmel High School freshman said that unless he sees it enforced vigorously, the new law doesn't provide much incentive to hang up while he drives.

"I don't think (police) will be able to tell how old you are, and I don't think they'll be pulling people over for talking while driving," said Whiteker, 15. "I will follow the law only if it can be enforced.".....

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