By: Darrell Castle
I see a lot of people asking questions about Tennessee driving laws in regards to cell phone use. And I don’t really like that.
It’s important for drivers to be knowledgeable of ALL driving laws BEFORE they get on the road. But especially driving laws regarding cell phones. And that’s true for two reasons.
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1. You may be breaking the law and don’t even know it.
2. You may be risking your life and other’s.
So, if you’re someone who isn’t sure exactly what the law states about cell phone use while driving, I’m glad you’re reading this. Here’s a little refresher.
Cell Phone Use
There’s no law that prohibits you from using your cell phone for talking purposes (the original purpose of the cell phone invention). That goes for handheld or hands-free devices.
If you have a phone call, you CAN talk on the phone while driving in Tennessee. UNLESS you have your learner’s permit or intermediate license.
It’s important to do so safely though. You want to keep your eyes on the road at all times while moving.
Texting & Driving
In Tennessee, you CANNOT text while you’re driving. It’s that simple. And if you’re caught doing so, you can get a ticket. And should.
Don’t do it. Put your phone up. Download an app that’ll help hold you accountable. Do whatever you need to do to NOT break this law. This is for your safety and the safety of other people on the road.
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