New Law For Drivers

Posted on Jul 05 2020 in Southern Indiana Power
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Drivers are now prohibited from using handheld devices while driving on Indiana roads. The new legislation intended to combat distracted driving prohibits drivers from holding or using a handheld mobile device while operating a moving vehicle. 

A few facts about the new law: 

  • Violators can be fined up to $500 and lose their driver’s license with repeat offenses.
  • ILLEGAL for a driver to use a phone while the car is moving. That includes texting, emailing, taking pictures or video, looking up directions, viewing a website or checking the weather.
  • LEGAL for a driver to use a phone if they are using a mount or hands-free feature.
  • LEGAL for a driver to use a phone when vehicle is stopped.
  • LEGAL to use a phone for emergency purposes.