We want to help local residents comply with the law, and alleviate the costs of purchasing new headsets while promoting driver safety.
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Palm Desert, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2008
In response to California's new law that prohibits handheld use of cell phones while driving (VC §23123), Palm Desert-based law firm, Walter Clark Legal Group, will be distributing complimentary hands-free headsets.
"With the new law taking effect, many people are forced to purchase hands-free devices if they want to continue using their cell phones while driving," said attorney Walter Clark. "We want to help local residents comply with the law, and alleviate the costs of purchasing new headsets while promoting driver safety."
The law, which takes effect July 1, 2008, is meant to protect everyone on the road by reducing driver distraction. According to the Public Policy Institute of California, an estimated 300 lives will be saved annually in California due to the new law. Additionally, Connecticut, Washington, New York, New Jersey, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., currently have laws in place to ban using handheld mobile devices while driving.
To receive a complimentary hands-free headset, visit the firm's Web site at http://www.WalterClark.com and fill out a simple form. Headsets will be available at the firm's Palm Desert and Victorville office locations beginning July 3 while supplies last. Also, participants must be 18 or older with a valid driver's license to receive headsets.
About California's Hands-Free Law:
- While those 18 and older are allowed to use hands-free headsets, those under 18 aren't allowed to use mobile devices with or without hands-free accessories (VC §23124).
- Police officers will begin ticketing drivers who use cell phones without hands-free devices on July 1. The first offense results in a $20 fine and the second offense is a $50 fine. Multiple offenses could result in more than triple the base amount.
- Drivers are allowed to use their cell phones without hands-free devices during emergencies to call police, fire, or medical authorities.
About Walter Clark Legal Group:
The Walter Clark Legal Group is led by board certified attorney Walter Clark, who has handled more than 100 jury trials to completion in his 34 years of trial experience. The firm concentrates on helping injured people. In addition to collisions caused by drunk or negligent drivers, the firm also helps those hurt by defective drugs or other products, and handles wrongful death cases in the Southern California desert communities in the Coachella Valley, Victor Valley, and Morongo Basin. For more information, visit http://www.WalterClark.com.