DeKalb’s Cell Phone Sign OxymoronicJuly 20, 2010 at 02:33pm by Sally Flocks ·
Or is the sign just moronic? Research has already shown you can’t really drive safely while using a cell phone. Driving while talking on a cell phone distracts the brain from its primary task: driving. DeKalb County should remove this sign on East Roxboro Road and others like it. See the sign on Google Maps street view.
It’s oxymoronic to see this sign in DeKalb County, especially since DeKalb passed a law in 2006 that punishes drivers who wreck while using cell phones. If you cause a crash while talking on your cell phone in DeKalb, you could face prosecution and fines up to $500. Yet, according to a report by WSB Channel 2 Action News in April 2010, the law is rarely enforced.