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    Can I use my Cell Phone when driving in Massachusetts?

    Posted by Gordon Atlantic Staff

    Thu, Dec 22, 2016 @ 01:35 PM

    Welcome to Massachusetts….Now hang up that phone!!!

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    Each state has its own cell phone rules so it is important to be sure you know what they are if you are going to cross state lines.  For instance, in Connecticut and New Hampshire, any use of a hand-held device is prohibited.

    However, in Massachusetts, drivers over 18 are allowed to use a hand held phone but are not allowed to text at all.  Keep in mind that as long as you are in a car and in the driver’s seat you cannot text.  That means if you are stopped at a red light or in traffic not moving it is NOT okay to text.

    In Massachusetts, drivers under the age of 18 are banned from using any mobile device for any reason.  You cannot pick it up to plug in an address for directions, send a text, or call anybody. 

    Another note, Bus Drivers are not allowed to use cell phones for anything; whether or not it is hand-held.

    If you have any questions, or are not sure of the rules, it is best to err on the side of safety and caution and HANG UP THAT PHONE!!

    Drive carefully and we hope that those around are as well!!

    Tags: cell phones, new to massachusetts, driving, teen drivers, state laws

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