Talking Vs. Texting

There are some states that have policies against talking while driving and others have policies on just texting while driving. Then there are a few that have policies against both. Below is a list of the states against talking, texting, or both.
 
 

Taking States

Texting States

Bus Drivers

Novice Drivers

All Drivers

School Bus Drivers

 

Novice Drivers

Alaska

Alaska

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

Arkansas

Arkansas

Arkansas

Arkansas

California

California (younger than 18)

California

 

 

California

California

Colorado (younger than 18)

Colorado

 

 

Colorado

Colorado

Connecticut

Connecticut (younger than 18 and/or learners permit holders)

Connecticut

 

 

 

 

Connecticut

Connecticut

Delaware

Delaware (learner’s permit and intermediate license holders)

Delaware (learner’s permit and intermediate license holders)

Georgia

Guam

 

Guam

Guam

Illinois

Illinois (younger than 19)

Illinois

 

 

Illinois

Illinois

Indiana (younger than 18)

 

 

 

Indiana (younger than 18)

Iowa (restricted or Intermediate license holders) (effective July 2010)

Iowa (effective July 2010)

 

 

 

 

Iowa (effective July 2010)

Iowa (effective July 2010)

Kansas

Learner or Intermediate License

 

 

 

 

 

Kansas

Learner or Intermediate License

Kentucky

Kentucky

(younger than 18) (effective July 13th, 2010)

Kentucky (effective July 13th, 2010)

Kentucky

 

 

 

 

 

Kentucky

Louisiana

Louisiana

Louisiana

Louisiana

 

 

Louisiana

Maine

(younger than 18)

 

 

 

Maine (younger than 18)

Maryland

(younger than 18 with a Learner or Provisional License)

 

Maryland

Maryland

Maryland

Massachusetts

 

Michigan

(teens can’t use the phone after they have caused and accident or caused an accident)

 

Minnesota

Minnesota (younger than 18 with a Learner or Provisional License)

Minnesota

Minnesota

Minnesota

Mississippi (Learner or Provisional License)

 

Missouri (younger than 22)

 

Nebraska (younger than 18 with a Learner or Provisional License)

Nebraska

Nebraska

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Jersey (younger than 21 with a GDL or Provisional License)

New Jersey

New Jersey

New Jersey

New York

New York

New York

North Carolina

North Carolina (younger than 18)

North Carolina

 

 

North Carolina

North Carolina

Oregon (younger than 18)

Oregon

 

 

Oregon

Oregon

Road Island

Road Island (younger than 18)

Road Island

Road Island

Road Island

 

 

Tennessee

Tennessee (Learners Permit or Intermediate License)

Tennessee

Tennessee

Tennessee

Texas (with a passenger younger than 18)

Texas

(Intermediate Stage, 1st 12 mos.)

Texas (with a passenger younger than 18)

Texas

(Intermediate Stage, 1st 12 mos.) 

Utah

Utah

Utah

Virginia

Virginia (younger than 18)

 

Virginia

Virginia

Virginia

Washington (Learner or Intermediate Stage) (effective June 2010)

Washington (effective June 2010)

Washington (effective June 2010)

Washington (effective June 2010)

West Virginia (Learner or Intermediate Stage)

West Virginia (Learner or Intermediate Stage)

 

 

 

 

 

Wyoming (effective July 2010)

Wyoming (effective July 2010)

Wyoming (effective July 2010)

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