Cell Phone Laws

Cell phone laws are among the hottest topics in traffic debates right now. The correlation between texting while driving and traffic accidents and fatalities cannot be ignored. All but two states in the U.S. have statewide prohibitions for every driver, regardless of age, on cell phone use and driving. All but nine states prohibit texting and driving in some capacity. The unnecessary fatalities caused by distracted driving have prompted lawmakers to draft strict legislation discouraging the use of cellphones while driving. Click here to see the laws on cell phone use and driving in your state.




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