Tennessee Enacts New Law Banning Cellphone Use While Driving
TENNESSEE – According to an online news report at kfvs12.com, a new law that prohibits the use of cellphones when behind the wheel will be in effect on July 1, 2019.*
The governor of Tennessee, Bill Lee, signed the bill into law on May 24, 2019. People who violate the law will be fined up to $100, and if the infraction leads to an accident, the amount of penalties will increase to $200.
The law was first introduced by a state representative and was supposed to be in effect in 2020. However, the bill was amended to start on July 1. Up until June 30, 2019, the use of handheld devices are only banned in school zones.
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