Starting July 1st you can no longer drive while holding your cell phone to your head in California. Oh you can still talk all you want (just as dangerous hands free as hands on). You can still text or dial your phone with your hand (supremely dangerous). But you can't hold a phone to your head and speak into it.
You can, however, take all the photos you want with it. On Lyle's ride home from work tonight he came across this:A car accident had sheered off a fire hydrant. It must have just happened as no police were anywhere to be found. But Lyle did say many good Samaritans were out with their cameras taking all sorts of footage. None of them was directing traffic away from the site... so Lyle drove right by and took another picture:
But the he said the whole scene just got a little crazy and he had to actually focus on driving. And feeling the street rumbling beneath the car. And realizing now that he is home, that driving so close to all of that probably wasn't such a brilliant plan after the fact.