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Cell Phone and Texting Laws State-by-State

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that drivers who use handheld devices in their car while driving are four times as likely to be involved in a crash where they will be seriously injured. Here in North Carolina, we have a ban on texting while driving, but the use of a cell phone is still permitted. Each state varies, so today we’re posting a link that gives you the information on all states in case you get out this fall and travel. While you travel, no matter what the state law says, make sure you are keeping your eyes on the road. Distracted driving is serious. In the short time smartphones have been avaliable, it has caused harm and even death. Trust us, the text or call can wait till you get to a safe place.

Cell Phone and Texting Laws State-by-State (Governors’ Highway Safety Association)

* Cell Phone picture courtesy of samantha celera via Flickr Creative Commons

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