California Hands Free Cell Phone Law

Starting July 1st, 2008, all drivers in California, including visitors, must adhere to California's new cell phone law for drivers.

Plantronics Voyager Bluetooth device from Radio Shack

Plantronics® Voyager 510SL Bluetooth® Headset System from Radio Shack. Get ready for the new CA cell phone law by taking $60 off this web only offer by May 30th. Lightweight comfort with excellent sound quality.

Drivers under the age of 18 may not drive while using a cell phone nor are they allowed to drive while using a hands free cell phone device.

Drivers 18 years of age and older may not drive while holding a cell phone. However, they may use a hands free cell phone device while driving. They may also use the speakerphone feature instead of a hands free device.

Motorola Motopure Bluetooth device from Radio Shack

Motorola MOTOPURE™ H12 Bluetooth® Headset from Radio Shack. Improve sound with two microphones and an external speaker while wearing a flexible and lightweight ear hook that doesn't interfere with glasses. Be the first with this new hands free product.

A violation of the hand-free cell phone law is a reportable offense and can incur fines up to $50. This law is not restricted to secondary violations. Drivers can be pulled over for breaking California's hands free cell phone law despite honoring all other California driving laws.

Hands Free phones may only cover one ear. Learn more about the California hands free law from the DMV's Frequently Asked Questions page. Also, view the list of states that impose hands free cell phone laws.

Buy a Hands Free Cell Phone

Nokia® BH-800 Bluetooth® Headset
  • Radio Shack: Sale on Bluetooth Headsets. Take 20% off select Bluetooth headsets through Friday, May 30th. Radio Shack carries over 60 cell phone headsets priced from $3 to $300. Brands inlcude Motorola, Nokia, Plantronics, and more. Both wired and wireless cell phone head sets are available.
  • Best Buy: Over a dozen hands free sets to choose from including this stylish Panasonic hands free, over the ear, headset. Brands include AT&T, Jensen, and Platronics. Both over-the-head and over-the-ear sets are available.
  • Circuit City: Several headsets to choose from including a $3 wired ear bud with cusions from Nokia to the $180 Parrot Hands Free Car Kit for Bluetooth users who want streaming music.
  • Walmart: Nearly four dozen wireless bluetooth phone headsets to choose from. Multiple colors and styles available.
  • Verizon Wireless - Bluetooth Accessories

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