Indiana Hands-Free Device Law for Motorists to Take Effect

Indiana’s hands-free device law takes effect tomorrow (Wednesday July 1). The Governor’s Office says the law prohibits drivers on Indiana roads from having a mobile device in their hands while their vehicles are moving, with the exception of dialing 911 in an emergency. Officials say the law permits the use of voice-operated or hands-free technology such as speakerphone, Bluetooth or headset.
“As drivers, we all have a responsibility to our fellow Hoosiers to limit eye and hand distractions that can result in tragic injuries and deaths,” said Governor Eric Holcomb. “This law is about protecting those who travel our roads and those who build and maintain them by preventing as many crashes as possible through smart education and enforcement.”
“Drivers need to keep their eyes up, hands on the wheel and stay focused on driving to keep everyone on our roads safe,” Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness said. For more information, visit HandsFreeIndiana.com .