This is precisely what I have been saying all along. Where is ARRL in this now? Has anyone called them to learn their position on this? (I'm not a member). I still say this is a (missed?) opportunity to test/defy the states on their little piss-ant laws that do nothing to solve a problem! First of all, the states certainly have a right to govern the behaviors of drivers (speeding, reckless driving, drivers' responsibilities WRT accidents), but when it comes to directly countering US law, THAT, is another matter. First of all, Mobile operations of two way radio has not only been permitted by US law for 60+ years. it has been actively encouraged and supported by FCC, and there is precedent recorded into the Federal Record to back it up. (See FCC 91-36) Court cases are based on PROOF, and the burden of proof will be on the state to PROVE that the use of a microphone has caused "distracted driving" to the extent that a "law" is needed. They would be asked to justify their overstepping of FCC's authority whose governance of amateur and other types of LICENSED two way radio is based on the Communications Act of 1934. They would then shown the numerous cases of said distracted driving, and made to show that the two way radio has ANYTHING WHATSOEVER to do with this issue. The court would then be shown explanations in the DIFFERENCES in operation of two way radio vs that of a cellphone ( simplex vs duplex). Then one would introduce into evidence FCC document 91-36, read in its entirety. Particular attention would be paid to those paragraphs where FCC unequivocally stated its undiluted support for MOBILE AMATEUR RADIO, and its use while underway. OK, Kalifornia.......go ahead and drive off Donner Pass! See if *I* stop- to help ya's!