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Driver distraction is a known factor in at least 16% of all fatal crashes. Driver use of mobile communication devices (MCDs) is an especially prevalent and risky source of distraction. Over the last 10 years almost every state has adopted legislation aimed at reducing the harms that result from driver use of MCDs.
To explore these laws use the query box below. This page has been updated through October 2012.
PHLR National Program Office research: “State Laws Restricting Driver Use of Mobile Communications Devices: Distracted-Driving Provisions, 1992-2010”
Network for Public Health Law: Driving Safety Resources
PHLR Program Staff