Stores are beginning to notice more people buying hands-free devices for their cell phones now that the City is on the verge of a new ordinance that bans cell phone use while driving.
Retailers like Best Buy have seen their shelves containing Bluetooth and wired headset devices going empty as drivers prepare for the change. While most new cars have Bluetooth built in to allow drivers to talk on their phones hands free, many drivers are still trying to decide what is best for them to comply with the new ordinance.
"We've got the mono headset, which goes basically into your ear. And it's one ear, not both ears," Best Buy's Joseph Reiff said. "And then we've got the stereo, and these are going to go in both ears. Another difference is that this is wireless. So this is Bluetooth. So the way it works is, it's going to connect to your phone without a cable, and this is going to plug into your headphone jack on your phone."
While City Council is expected to pass the ordinance at their Tuesday meeting, officials say they will give drivers a few weeks to learn the new rule. Once police start enforcing the ordinance, drivers could be facing stiff fines within a month.
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