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The Governor has signed a Massachusetts new hands-free law banning drivers from using cell phones and other handheld devices while they are driving. Here are some of the details about what you need to know.

  • The new law takes effect on February 23, 2020
  • Enforcement starts April 1, 2020
  • A driver can only use a single tap or swipe, or voice to activate a phone
  • The phone must be attached to the dashboard, windshield or console, it may not be held in the hand
  • Cannot read or watch phone
  • Emergencies excepted
  • The first time stopped there is a $100 fine. Fines go up for subsequent stops
  • Driver texting has been forbidden since 2010
Person driving car

If you have questions about how to use GPS or answer your phone in a way that will fit into the Massachusetts new hands-free law, please make an appointment and we will show you what you can do.

Here is an article from NPR about how the new law will affect you.

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