New cell phone law
September 9, 2008 · Updated 12:05 PM
A new state law requiring drivers to use a headset for cellphone conversations while driving went into effect yesterday. The fine will be $124 for violating the law. A police officer must stop a driver for another violation, such as speeding, and may then issue the fine for talking on a cell phone unless it is an emergency. Drivers are advised to use a hands-free headset or speaker phone.