The Washington Times - May 29, 2008, 06:35PM

Have you been ticketed for talking on your cell phone while driving in the District?

If so, you might be out a hundred bucks, but under one company’s new promotion, you’re eligible for a free wireless headset., an online retailer of socks — just kidding — has vowed to send free headsets to motorists who were ticketed for violating bans on cell phone use while driving.

Currently, the District, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York require hands-free devices for those itching to make calls while behind the wheel, with California and Washington also taking effect this year. is asking violators to send a copy of their traffic citation in order to receive the giveaway.

To get one, visit

In announcing the program, the company cited data from the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis that found 2,600 people are killed and 330,000 injured each year as a result of driver distraction related to cell phone use.

Kara Rowland, technology reporter, The Washington Time