UC Law SF Communications and Entertainment Journal


Jessica Croze


In order to prepare for the consequences of this new law, it will be extremely valuable to understand how "hands-free laws" are regulated in other states. Comparing California's new regulations to these existing laws and recognizing the history behind its inaction are crucial. An analysis of these previous attempts to regulate cell phone use while driving will ease the adoption of this new legislation in California. Since California's legislation, Bill 1613, regarding the ban on hand-held cellular devices while driving, was enacted the resulting public effect may have failed to fulfill the intention of the law.