Posted on 2/12/2020
Did you know that on February 23, 2020 the Massachusetts new Hands-Free Driving Law goes into effect? This applies to both cell phones and hand held GPS systems.
If you are pulled over for violating this law:
Phones and GPS Systems must be mounted to the windshield, dashboard, or center console in a manner that does not impede driving. You are only allowed to touch the device to activate hands-free mode.
If you are a driver under the age of 18 it is illegal to operate any electronic device at all, even in hands-free mode.
Calling 911 is allowed, but you are encouraged to pull over to a safe place before doing so, if possible.
For more information, please visit Mass.Gov/Handsfree.