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Results of Distracted Driving Law Enforcement

(Indianapolis, IN) - Last July a new law went into effect in Indiana prohibiting the use of phones while driving.  The Hands Free Driving Law aimed to reduce traffic accidents by keeping drivers’ eyes on the road and not on their electronic devices.


According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, over 5,400 citations have been issued for the infraction, and 10,500 warnings have been given out.  Violations are a Class C infraction.


This July the BMV begins adding points to people’s driving records for Hands Free driving violations.

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