Distracted Driving Laws: Hands-Free Driving Laws by State

Do you know if your state bans phones or texting while driving? It's important to know your state's distracted driving laws to stay safe and avoid a ticket.

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of automobile accidents. While many things can distract drivers, the biggest culprit is the cell phone. You might think it’s not a big deal, you only looked down at your phone for five seconds to send a quick text. But it is a big deal. At 55 mph, taking your eyes off the road for five seconds is the equivalence of driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed.

The Consequences of Distracted Driving

The consequences of driving while distracted are no joking matter. In 2019, 3,142 people were killed and an estimated 400,000 people were injured in accidents involving distracted drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 2.9% of drivers are using cell phones while driving. This means that even if you aren’t using your cell phone, you need to be aware of drivers near you increasing your risk of being in an accident.

Distracted Driving Laws in the United States

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Talking on or using a hand-held cell phone while driving is illegal or will soon be illegal in the following US states and the District of Columbia.

Washington DC
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Rhode Island
Washington DC
West Virginia

Help Make the Roads Safer with ProClip USA

Now is a great time to get involved, and stay involved, in helping prevent distracted driving. Here are some tips on how you can join us to help.

  • Lead by example
    • Whether you’re a parent, an older sibling, a friend, or just another driver on the road. Being a positive example that distracted driving is dangerous can help save a life.
  • Make your voice heard
    • Reach out to your local politicians and provide support for local distracted driving laws. Community meetings are a great place to help highlight the dangers of driving while distracted.
  • Go hands-free with ProClip

Hands-Free Devices: Car Phone Holders and Dashboard Mounts

At ProClip, we believe in keeping drivers safe on the road. We have created reliable mounts that are dashboard-oriented instead of bulky suction cups that can block your vision. This allows you to keep both hands on the wheel and stay focused on the road.

The first part of our system requires you to select a phone holder. We have custom and adjustable options available in both charging and non-charging. The second part of our system is our exact-fit dashboard mount. Both parts are made from high-quality ABS plastic and are designed to seamlessly fit into the interior of your vehicle. Build your ProClip mount today!