The law has finally caught up with technology here in Philadelphia. Starting today, December 1, 2009, it’s illegal to operate a car, bicycle, or skate board while using a cell phone unless it’s hands-free. The Philadelphia law makes using a handheld phone while driving a “primary offense,” meaning police can pull over and ticket a driver for that offense. The first offense will cost offenders $75.
If your like me and still haven’t picked up a Bluetooth headset for your cell phone it might just be time to do so. There are a number of municipalities and states with laws that govern cell phone use while driving, not to mention it just might save a life.
There are several reviews around the net that cover a large number of bluetooth headsets. You can find multiple reviews at CNET, and again at CNET. I would recommend you also look at Plantronics and Jawbone. I currently use a Plantronics Voyager 510 in the office connected to a Nortel 1140e.
Reference: Philadelphia Inquirer