If you're holding your phone in any way, you're gonna get a ticket. Period.
I was just holding my phone like a microphone. Not even up to my face or two thumbs down texting. It's a habit I've had ever since my mother told me she could never hear me when I call her from the car.
I was cruising home through Half Moon Bay when I saw the sheriff's lights in my rearview mirror. Damn. Deputy West gave me a ticket to illustrate a great point: Distracted Driving is Distracted Driving. Keep your phone out of your hands. It's National Distracted Driver Awareness Month so I asked him to cut a short Public Service video with me. Enjoy!