Cell Phones: Talkers- Rights or Drivers' Wrongs?

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The California Highway Patrol is taking a second look at a study concluding that cell phones are not all that much of a problem. A revised conclusion by the CHP could give a boost to new state legislation. Should California ban cell phones from vehicles, or require equipment that-s -hands-free.- Would that be a needless restriction of talkers- rights or an invaluable tool of lifesaving proportions? We hear both sides of the debate from the LA Times writer who discovered the discrepancies in the CHP report, the author of an unsuccessful state assembly bill that would have required the use of -hands free- cell phones while driving, and the director of telecommunications studies at the Cato Institute.
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