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New Tennessee Law Bans Hand-Held Phone Use While Driving

Pleasant View and all of Tennessee will soon find some relief from those annoying drivers who use their phones while on the road.

Starting July 1st a new Tennessee law, approved 23-7 by the State Senate, will ban drivers from holding their phone while driving. If caught, they could face fines up to $200.

Drivers will no longer be able to hold your phone while driving, however hands-free devices are still allowed, including dashboard mounts, headsets and voice-based communication.

The first violation will result in a $50 fine and will increase to $200 if the violation results in a wreck.

First responders, law enforcement and utility workers are excluded from the bill as well as the need to make an emergency call.

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