Lots of people have received the bogus email about new traffic laws going into effect in California. The biggest concern seems to be the requirement to use a hands-free phone while driving. The law did go into effect July 1, 2007, but won’t be enforced until July 1, 2008.
Urban Legends details some of what’s right and what’s wrong with the email. The fine for not using hands-free, when it goes into effect, is only $20. According to an article in a local paper, “The CHP said it plans to launch an educational campaign as the true deadline approaches.”