TN Hands Free Law for Driving Effective Monday, July 1, 2019
Distracted driving causes many vehicle accidents which result in serious injuries and deaths. These injuries can leave people permanently disabled. Home modifications by a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) can help people who are disabled from a vehicle accident.
The Tennessee Hands Free Law for driving a vehicle became effective Monday, July 1, 2019. This law can be enforced by local law enforcement agencies and the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The Hands Free Law makes it illegal for a driver in TN to:
hold a cellphone or mobile device with any part of their body;
write, send or read any text-based communication;
reach for a cellphone or mobile device in a manner that requires the driver to no longer be in a seated driving position or properly restrained by a seat belt;
watch a video or movie on a cellphone or mobile device;
record or broadcast video on a cellphone or mobile device.