Top 3 Things You Should Know about Cell Phone and Texting Laws (Tue Tip)

cell phone drivingPlanning on driving out of your home state for the holidays?  Perhaps you’re flying somewhere, and have a rental car with your name on it? 

Before you go, be sure you know the following:

1.  Does the state you are in ban handheld cell phones while driving?

2. Does the state you are in ban texting while driving?

3. Is a violation of cell phone/texting laws a primary enforcement?  [That is, can an officer pull you over and cite you for using a handheld cell phone without any other traffic offense taking place?]

This handy chart of cell phone laws in all 50 states will give you the scoop.  Of course, it’s always best to play it safe, but this chart will at least keep you on the right side of the law. 

Happy Trails!

[hat tip to my partner John Nunnally for the link]

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Photo:  (c) Will Merydith via Creative Commons. 

Add a comment »2 comments to this article

  1. Great post Melissa- and timely as so many will be on the roads this upcoming holiday season. I enjoy your column- keep up the great work!


    • Thanks Penny. It did seem timely– esp now with texting/cell phone laws in the news! Happy holidays, and thanks for reading.


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