Dunham: Update on Cell Phone Law Makes It Easier on Police To Catch People Texting and Driving

One of the biggest law changes of the year is making it easier for police officers to issue tickets for holding your phone while driving.

In 2011, Indiana passed a law, making it illegal to text and drive in the vehicle. Last Wednesday, a new law went into place, making it illegal to hold the phone in your hand while driving in Indiana. Vincennes City Police Chief Bob Dunham on the Knox County Today Program tells Ed Ballinger that the new law makes it easier on them to catch violators.

Indiana isn’t the first state to have a hands free driving law. 24 other states now have hands free driving laws on the books. Illinois residents in 2018 had a similar measure go into law.

The fine for violating Indiana’s Hands Free Law is $500.