A new law went into effect in California on July 1. You can no longer drive and talk on a cell phone at the same time, unless your phone is hands free. Texting and webs surfing are still legal. Just no holding that phone up to your ear.
Yesterday this posed a problem for me. I wanted to let Paul know I was on my way home from my mom's and we'd be a little late for dinner. What to do. Hmmmm. Well I have two preschoolers in the back seat. Maybe they can help. Genius! So I dialed the phone, put it on speaker and passed it back to Tom. Tom was so pleased to call daddy. And he got the message right! Then he passed the phone to Abby and she relayed the same message.