Distracted driving news updates (week of 2/4/2012)

Distracted driving news in review: The following states pages on HandsFreeInfo.com had significant updates during the past week: Utah (Senate OKs teen cell phone ban) West Virginia (Senate OKs governor's distracted driving plan) Virginia (primary enforcement bill now before the full Senate) Washington state (partial commercial trucking texting exemption advances) ("Recent updates" are listed daily on the right side of all editorial pages.) … [Read more...]

Distracted driving news updates (week of 1/29/2012)

Distracted driving news in review: The following states pages on HandsFreeInfo.com had significant updates during the past week: New Jersey (added several bills, including reckless driving plan) West Virginia (governor's texting/cell phone bill upgraded) Missouri (added several texting and DD bills) Ohio (bleak prospects for texting bill) Illinois (2011 totals for distracted driving tickets) Mississippi (added 2012 legislation) ("Recent updates" are listed daily on the right side of all editorial pages.) … [Read more...]

U.S. cell phone, texting laws at a glance

An up-to-date listing of cell phone and texting restrictions across the States. Click on the state's name to view a full report on its distracted driving laws and pending legislation. Alabama: Text messaging while driving illegal for anyone driving in the state of Alabama. Alaska: Drivers are banned from text-messaging or watching videos. Arizona: School bus operators prohibited from using cell phones while driving. In Phoenix, drivers prohibited from using "personal digital assistants to send or receive a written message" (texting). In Tucson, drivers banned from text … [Read more...]

Index: Cell phone laws, legislation by state

See what your state's cell phone and texting laws for drivers prohibit -- or are about to prohibit. The majority of U.S. states have restrictions on drivers' use of handheld electronics, with texting & driving barred in almost all states. You are responsible for knowing the distracted driving laws while motoring in any state or municipal area. See also: State distracted driving laws chart. View distracted driving laws and legislation by state: Alabama - Alaska - Arizona - Arkansas - California - Colorado Connecticut - Delaware - District of Columbia - Florida - Georgia - … [Read more...]