Using a phone whilst driving is illegal lots of places - including here. The major problem seems to be cops enforcing it. I regularly see people talking/texting in their cars with the cops right there and they don't do a fucking thing about it. There was even one beside me a few months back when I flagged him and pointed out the guy in front of me was doing that and the cop just shrugged and drove off. I really should have reported the sonofabitch.