The following is an ‘Ask The Chief’ question submitted to TLS, and the Chief’s response. Email your questions for the Chief to [email protected].
Thank you for taking your time to answer questions.
My question is about cell phone usage. What exactly can’t we do? is it holding the phone? what about holding but not talking? can we look at the phone if not holding it? I have a phone holder that attaches to the wheel and I use it for GPS but I need to look down, is that ok?
The Chief’s Response:
The law requires that any device being used as “hands free” which means you cannot hold the device. If you are holding the device you are in violation even if you are not talking, and both hands should be free to drive, steer and navigate our roadways.
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