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Well this tropical North Carolina just passed an ordinance.
Banning all cell phone calls while driving fox news' Jonathan Serrie has the story.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Running a busy disaster restoration in cleaning business -- content is always on the go and on the phone basically my -- offices my car and now.
We started around 7 in the morning in.
Go until whenever -- -- as with many multitasking drivers content uses a Bluetooth device so we can keep both hands on the wheel.
But starting June 1 that won't be good enough in Chapel Hill, North Carolina I was in favor -- -- the town council voted to ban all cell phone calls while driving within city limits.
Even using a speakerphone or Bluetooth device can get you what 25 dollar fine -- But customer potential customer -- being.
And I don't answer that phone.
Well they're gonna -- somebody else Dave -- worries about business but town councilwoman -- rich who drives a lot for her personal chef service says there's a safer way to go about it.
Could pull or any street and just.
Park for a second two minutes having a conversation get back on the road town officials say they're more interested in promoting safety and awareness rather than generating ticket revenue.
In Chapel Hill, North Carolina Jonathan Serrie Fox News.
And joining us now from Raleigh is a small businessman he says this new law which starts June 1 will hurt his business and -- in danger.
His clients frank Coker owns senior helpers and frank it's wonderful to have you with us today first describe how you utilize your phone while conducting business right now.
Senior helpers puts great caregivers and seniors homes and help some with the things that they need to.
To be able to live.
So basically protects them keeps them from not being in risk for date yet there -- other health and yes yes etc.
so yes -- They may have all fallen they may be stuck in the bathtub.
They may need to see a doctor now on I need to take that call when it comes in me if I'm waiting three or four minutes to pull off -- highway.
That leaves that person at greater risk arm.
Reach them I staying on the phone while I'm driving to their home at least until secure and that cannot buy -- so.
Aren't you understand the dangers of distraction of being on the phone even hands free while driving something could -- you would have.
Why not this yes the obvious question of emergencies -- and all kinds of tragedies may occur that's -- 911 is for why -- why do you feel that you're better alternative.
-- We had caregivers that specialize.
In this this what -- been trained to do they are all CNA is which certified nurse's assistance from.
We know the folks in the industry and the usually up it also helps it is folks they know coming to help them on many seniors.
Need to feel that it's folks they know and they feel secure -- Are you prepared to take it take it paid a fine and go on just continue with their business your business.
All -- Chapel Hill has marked this as a secondary offense.
Mean they will not pull you over for this primarily on they have to pull you over for something else first -- I've not gotten a ticket in years I am very careful driver so hopefully I can continue that -- however.
My clients come first and it be more than willing to -- ticket ticket yes I would -- -- at -- show appreciation -- best of -- to different -- Thank you.
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