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Hands- Free Driving - Massachusetts

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Mass. governor Charlie Baker officially signed the state's ban on holding cell phones while driving.

This will take effect on February 23, 2020. Until March 31, 2020, police will be giving drivers a warning instead of a fine, but after 3/31, a first time offender will be fined $100, second offense; $200 and must attend a safe driving course. A third time offender will be fined $500. 

Drivers will still be able to talk on the phone using Bluetooth.

An exception:

  • Following a navigation system on a mounted device on the console or dashboard.

MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack urges drivers not to wait until February to put their phones down, just to do it now. "other people's lives are in your hands"

For more information about the ban click here

At SERVPRO of the Attleboros we want everyone to always drive safe and to pay careful attention to the road.  

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