Cell phones and driving: Do you know the law?

January 24th, 2011 by

Indiana State Police linked cell phones to 1,100 accidents last year. Sadly, those crashes resulted in four fatalities and countless injuries.

It’s hard to argue that driving with a phone in hand, whether you’re talking or texting, can be dangerous. But is it illegal?

The short answer: it depends. If you’re under 18, Indiana law prohibits the use of cell phones, as well as the use of text messaging and other wireless telecommunications devices while driving.

Adults may face similar restrictions, thanks to several bills being discussed at this year’s General Assembly.

Stay tuned – we’ll be following this legislation closely. In the meantime, be safe. (A helpful tip: turn off your phone and put it in the glove box whenever you hit the road.)

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