Hands Free Driving

Hands Free Driving

Hands-Free Law

“Drivers will be able to travel hands-free across nearly every paved road, including city streets, subdivision streets, and rural paved roads,” Ditman politedriving.com: Andrew J. Hawkins.

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What does this mean for me? Drivers who are 18 and over Can only use electronic devices and mobile phones in hands-free mode and are only permitted to touch devices to activate hands-free mode. Cannot touch phone except to activate the hands-free mode and can only enable when the device is installed or properly mounted to the windshield, dashboard, or center console in a manner that does not impede the operation of the motor vehicle. Not allowed to touch device for texting, emailing, apps, video, or internet use.

Activation of GPS navigation is permitted when the device is installed or properly mounted. Handheld use is allowed only if the vehicle is both stationary and not located in a public travel lane or a bicycle lane, but is not allowed at red lights or stop signs. Voice to text and communication to electronic devices is legal only when device is properly mounted; use of headphone one ear is permitted.

Drivers who are under 18 Are not allowed to use any electronic devices. All phone use while driving is illegal, including use in hands-free mode. Operators may use a cell phone to call to report an emergency. If possible, safely pull over and stop before calling Additional Resources for.

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