Hand Held Device While Driving Ban Goes Into Effect

by Christian Mower on June 30, 2015

no cell phoneThe New Hand Held Device Law will be put into effect July 1st here is what it means for you.

  • No use of hand held electronic devices capable of providing voice or data communication while driving or temporarily halted in traffic for a stop sign or traffic signal or other momentary delays.

This includes cell phones, GPS, tablets, iPods, iPads or other devices that require data

  • Emergency calls to 911 or other public safety agencies will be allowed

  • One hand non-cellular 2-way radio use will be allowed.

 

  • Teen drivers under the age of 18 will not be allowed to use any electronic devices (hand held or not) except to report an emergency. Anyone violating this will be subject to p enalties and license suspension or revocation.

 

  • Bluetooth or other hands-free electronic devices will be allowed.

Offenses May Result In The Following Fines

$100 fine

2nd Offense – $250 fine

3 rd Offense within 2 years – $500

*Penalty assessments will be added to the fines*