California's newspaper reporters are on the beat, seeing what citizens think of the brand-new cell phone ban (no phones in cars if you're under 18, headsets only if you're older). From Marin:
"I love it," said Alex Chapman, 25, of Terra Linda. "I don't like talking on my phone in the car, so this is a reason for me to ignore it in the car without being rude… People are slow to change. It's going to take a few tickets to get the point across. You've got to hit people in their wallets to make it stick."
Dave Troop accompanied his wife to Fry's Electronics in Woodland Hills on Tuesday to purchase a new Bluetooth. He agrees with the law and has been using a Bluetooth for years. "I think it will save lives, especially the way my wife drives," he said with a laugh.
From San Jose:
Yahoo employee and Fremont resident Dennis Chu was among those shopping for a Bluetooth headset Monday. His previous headset was a wired one. "It was a pain . . . to use because the wire gets in the way," he said.
Basically, Americans actually talk like Onion men-on-the-street, minus the cool names.