No Hand Held Devices While Driving

Chattanooga, Franklin County, Nashville TN: Hands Free July 2019

The rate of distracted drivers in Tennessee has steadily increased in the past ten years. In 2009, despite the presence of the law that made texting while driving illegal, the total amount of crashes due to distracted drivers was over 12,500. In 2018, that amount had almost doubled to over 24,600. The Tennessee Legislature has come to realize how big an issue distracted driving really is throughout our state, and they have recently come up with a solution to try to lower the number of distracted driving deaths instead of having them increase even more. According to a study completed in February, the state of Tennessee has the highest rate of distracted driving deaths in the entire country. The law in Tennessee right now has completely banned texting while driving for all drivers, and drivers who are under 18 years of age are completely banned from using a cellphone at all while driving. The new law, which will be enacted on July 1, 2019, states that all drivers are banned from physically holding or supporting a cellphone with any part of the driver’s body. If you are over the age of 18 years old (drivers below the age of 18

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