Philly law banning use of non-hands free phone while driving in effect Dec. 1st


Beware cell phone-using drivers of Philadelphia: Police will be pulling you over and fining you Tuesday and every day after.The law banning the use of non-hands-free cell phones while driving in the city of Philadelphia went into effect in May and will finally be enforced, starting Dec. 1.“A distracted driver is a dangerous driver,” Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said in a public service announcement.

via City Cell Ban Begins Tuesday | NBC Philadelphia.

A good start, now lets hope they crack down mercilessly. Philadelphia is, ironically, a top ten “walkable” city with two of the top ten worst intersections for auto safety in the nation and any rule that discourages and/or punishes bad driving practices is sorely needed.