Distracted Driving: Hands-Free Driving Laws by State
Do you know if your state bans cell phones or texting while driving? It is important to know what your state’s laws are when it comes to safe driving. Even if your state does not have strict laws around distracted driving, it is very important to be safe behind the wheel. Here is why:
Distracted Driving Facts
- Cell phone use while driving causes 1.6 million crashes each year.
- Texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk.
- Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused while texting and driving.
- Approximately 9 people are killed each day in the U.S. due to distracted driving.
- It is just not safe – for you or other drivers! Distracted driving is unsafe driving.
- Texting while driving increases a teen’s risk for auto accidents by 400%.
A California hands-free driving law went into effect at the beginning of 2017, and Washington and Oregon followed soon after. More and more states are passing laws to keep up with the ever-evolving mobile devices. Below is a video we’ve put together that reviews all of the hands-free laws by state in the U.S.
[Video] 2018 Cell Phone Driving Laws by State
[Infographic] 2018 Cell Phone Driving Laws by State
The images below show a map of the driving laws by state, as well as first offense and second offense fines in certain states.
Hands-Free Devices: Car Phone Holders and Dashboard Mounts
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