Cell Phone Law Now In Place

It’s time to start putting your phone down while driving in Tennessee with the launch of “Hands Free TN” law as of yesterday, July 1.

It will be illegal to use a cell phone in any way while operating a motor vehicle. If you need to use your cell phone while driving it must be through a hands-free device. The law states that you cannot: hold a cell phone or mobile device with any part of your body, write, send, or read any text-based communication, reach for a cell phone or mobile device in a manner that requires the driver to no longer be in a seated driving position or properly restrained by a seat belt, watch a video or movie on a cell phone or mobile device, record or broadcast video on a cell phone or mobile device.

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