Already a dozen US States prohibit the use of hand-held cell phone while driving, and it is just a question of time before the remaining States implement similar laws. To see if your State has any cell phone restriction while driving, please visit the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety website. And beware, a cell phone violation can cost you up to $190 per offense (Los Angeles Times).
If your State does not have any cell phone law on the books (yet), we nevertheless highly recommend that you limit as much as possible the use of your cell phone while driving, and always keep your full attention to the road while on the phone. Both hands on the wheel is ALWAYS better and may shorten your reaction time. So holding the cell phone to your ear may put you at a greater risk in case of an emergency.
For those whose State has a cell phone law on the books, please review the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety website for additional details, or search the internet for your State specific cell phone law. Existing laws generally prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving. The law does not affect passengers. And beware, a California appellate court has recently ruled that it’s illegal to hold your phone while driving to use it for anything!
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