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Texting Bans

Cell-Phone and Texting Rules Vary by State

You might be surprised to see the variation in highway safety laws across the country. The law can change the minute you cross state lines.

Talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving is banned in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and the District of Columbia. (1/12 data)


When it comes to text messaging, 35 states and the District of Columbia have bans for all drivers. (1/12 data)


This information is provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries, and property damage from crashes on the nations’ roads. They monitor legislative changes and update the information on their web site.