Current law prohibits an adult from using a wireless telephone for text messaging or other similar forms of data entry or transmission while driving. The bill adds using an application to this prohibition.
The bill prohibits an adult from using a wireless telephone for a phone call while driving unless the person uses a hands-free device. A person cannot be charged with the offense unless either:
- The person is stopped for another traffic violation, the officer witnesses the violation, and it occurs in a school or construction zone; or
- The violation was the cause of a traffic accident.