Injured? Dial #WIN or #946 from your cellphone for your free consultation or call 1-800-LAW-NEED.
Call Us 24/7
( 1-800-529-6333 )
Click to Call 24/7

Tennessee Enacts New Law Banning Cellphone Use While Driving

June 16, 2019

TENNESSEE – According to an online news report at, 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.

Accident News is a driver safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at


* Disclaimer / Questions / Concerns

Category: Accident News

Please Note:
All information provided by our blogs is general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Consult a Montlick attorney for details about your unique situation.

We have updated our privacy policy. By continuing, you are agreeing to our terms.