A hands-free device means a Bluetooth or wired headset or speakerphone. The device cannot be in your lap or loose on the seat beside you. The device must be securely fastened to the vehicle to be legal.
Distracted driving includes more than using a cell phone. Anything that takes your attention from your surroundings such as; eating, applying makeup, making music selections, operating a GPS or attending to children all count as distracted driving.
Distracted Driving laws are in effect even if you are stopped at a red light.
New drivers are banned from using electronic devices while driving all together. If your licence status is “N” (New Driver) of “L” (Learner) you cannot operate electronic devices while in control of a motor vehicle including GPS systems. You may however call 911 in an emergency only if you are parked safely off of the road.
Distracted Driving is a form of impaired driving!
You are 23 times more likely to be in a crash if you text or email while driving.
Have you or a loved one had a bad experience due to a distratced driver?