Excerpt from new story summarizing laws and regulation on cell phone use while driving:
Arguments against using handheld devices while driving are ubiquitous despite findings in the second phase of a AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety report on distracted driving that found that “most of the driver distractions are neither new nor technological.”
Despite all the attention the subject has been receiving, a lack of federal law or regulation has brought varied reactions to new information and data.
As a result, only a handful of states—California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Utah and Washington—plus the District currently make talking and texting while driving a primary offense. A larger number of states restrict cell phone use by young drivers.
Click here to read the rest of the story and see an interactive map of laws in each state.