Two-Way Radio Users Worried California’s Cellphone Ban Is Too Broad

Back in January, it became illegal to hold your cell phone while driving. But now some drivers say the law unfairly targets radio users as well and they want that to change.

“I’m driving down the road and talking on this radio,” said Norm Lucas, holding his high frequency radio microphone. “Doing that simple act while driving is a $20 ticket.”

For Lucas, ham radio is more than a hobby. It’s been his lifestyle since he was 12.

“It’s enjoyable,” Lucas said. “Somebody could come back to you from 40 miles away or 4,000 miles away.”

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