Starting July 1st Tennessee will be joining many other states that already have a hands free law, when it comes to talking and texting (on the phone) while driving. The hope is that it will eliminate distractions while driving. Starting July 1st it will be illegal to:
Do you think that cell phones and other mobile devices are a distraction? It may not be one for you, but statistics show that it is definitely a distraction for some. In 2018 there were over 24,600 crashes in the state of Tennessee! These are the crashes recorded that involved distracted drivers. Tennessee actually has the highest rate of distracted driving deaths in the entire nation. If that doesn’t sound bad enough it is nearly five times higher than the national average.
If you are on your phone a lot while driving, make sure you get a hands free headset. You can get a blue tooth or one that is connected to the phone via a wire. Newer vehicles also offer blue tooth options. You just have to pair your device to your car. Be safe Tennessee!