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Past · May 13, 2008

What to Expect from California’s New Hands-Free Law

May 13, 2008 · 12:00 am


Date: May 13, 2008
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: CSAC Conference Center
1020 11th St, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA
Starting July 1, 2008, California drivers will be required to use hands-free technology when using a mobile phone while driving, and drivers under age 18 will be prohibited from using a mobile phone while driving. This report analyzes hands-free laws across states, discusses how fatalities changed in states after a hands-free law was introduced, and estimates the reduction in fatalities California can expect.

Jed Kolko is a research fellow at PPIC whose expertise includes urban and regional economic development and technology policy.