College Policy* on Cellphones while Driving
As of July 1, 2008 it is illegal in California to use a cell phone while driving unless a hands free set is used. Of course, the college always expects its employees to abide by the law. But furthermore, we want to encourage responsible decision making about the use of cell phones while driving.
Even if you have a hands free device for your cell phone, please consider the following before taking or making call while driving:
- Do I need to take or make this call?
- If so, would it be unsafe to take or make the call in light of current weather, traffic and other travel conditions?
- Can I return or make the call once I pull over, or once travel conditions are better?
Your safety is important to us, as is the safety of those around you. Whether or not you are using a cell phone for college business while driving, please put safety first!
For those who would like additional information about the new state law or about safe use of cell phones while driving, a number of web-site resources are available for you at this link.
* - Per memo from Executive Team on 6/9/8.
Dangers of Texting while Driving
Please watch this video for input on why it's good to pull over if you must communicate en route.