Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Lifestyle

Cell Phone Laws


Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia each

have enacted a jurisdiction-wide ban on driving while talking on a handheld

cellular phone.

Five states (Illinois, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Ohio and Pennsylvania)

allow localities to ban cell phone use. Localities that have enacted

restrictions on cell phone use include: Chicago, IL; Brookline, MA;

Santa Fe, NM; Brooklyn, North Olmstead and Walton Hills, OH; and Conshohocken,

Lebanon and West Conshohocken, PA.

Seven states (Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada,

Oklahoma and Oregon) prohibit localities from banning cell phone use.

Eleven states (Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware,

Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas)

and DC prohibit the use of all cellular phones while driving a school

bus.

Ten states (Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland,

Minnesota, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Texas) and DC restrict the use

of cellular phones by teens in the graduated licensing system.

All but three states with cell phone bans have primary enforcement

laws. New Jersey’s ban is a secondary enforcement law for everyone

except school bus drivers and learner’s permit and intermediate

license holders. Colorado and Maryland have secondary enforcement laws.

Secondary enforcement laws may only be enforced when a driver has been

stopped for another infraction.


LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus