jenrgw Which States Still Allow Texting and Driving at the End of 2011

As 2011 draws to a close, it is seems appropriate to do a type of year in review. In this post we will look at how state laws deal with texting and driving.

The Following States Ban Texting and Driving (and/or Hand Held Cell Phones) for All Drivers

  1. Maine
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Vermont
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Connecticut
  7. New York
  8. New Jersey
  9. Pennsylvania
  10. Delaware
  11. Maryland
  12. Virginia (secondary enforcement)
  13. North Carolina
  14. Georgia
  15. Tennessee
  16. Kentucky
  17. Indiana
  18. Michigan
  19. Wisconsin
  20. Illinois
  21. Arkansas
  22. Louisiana
  23. Iowa (secondary enforcement)
  24. Minnesota
  25. North Dakota
  26. Nebraska (secondary enforcement)
  27. Kansas
  28. Colorado
  29. Wyoming
  30. Utah
  31. Nevada
  32. California
  33. Oregon
  34. Washington
  35. Alaska

The Following States Ban Texting and Driving for New Drivers

  1. West Virginia
  2. Alabama
  3. Mississippi
  4. Missouri
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Texas
  7. New Mexico

The Following States Do Not Ban Texting and Driving

  1. Hawaii
  2. Arizona
  3. Idaho
  4. Montana
  5. South Dakota
  6. Ohio
  7. South Carolina
  8. Florida

Will things change in 2012? Will more states enact distracted driving legislation? Please leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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