"Small-business owners do not have corporate jets able to leap over the traffic snarls of Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, or the Inland Empire," says Martyn Hopper, NFIB/California state director. "They must drive right into the thick of it and spend great chunks of time in traffic."
According to Hopper, both employers and their road-warrior reps need the capability to do business while inching along traffic-snarled freeways.
In a survey of the federation's California members earlier this year, those opposed to imposing a cell-phone ban on drivers outnumbered supporters of a ban by 2 to 1. Bills introduced in the California legislature to prohibit drivers using hand-held cell phones made no more progress than, say, a commuting driver during L.A.'s rush hour. By Theresa Forsman in New York