I don't want any of my readers getting ticketed for not being in the know.
So heres the updated info
• The use of handheld telephones while driving is strictly prohibited and enforced with a zero-tolerance policy. Motorists over the age of 18 are permitted to use hands-free headsets.
•No driver under the age of 18 is allowed to use phones in any capacity behind the wheel. Even using a hands-free headset is punishable.
Some questions I found useful:
Q: Will I receive a point on my drivers license if I�m convicted for a violation of the wireless telephone law?A: NO. The violation is a reportable offense: however, DMV will not assign a violation point.
Q: What are the fines if I'm convicted?A: The base fine for the FIRST offense is $20 and $50 for subsequent convictions. According to the Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedule, with the addition of penalty assessments, a first offense is $76 and a second offense is $190.
Q: Can I be pulled over by a law enforcement officer for using my handheld wireless telephone?A: YES. A law enforcement officer can pull you over just for this infraction.
Q: What if I need to use my telephone during an emergency, and I do not have a hands- free device?A: The law allows a driver to use a wireless telephone to make emergency calls to a law enforcement agency, a medical provider, the fire department, or other emergency services agency.
18 and under:
Q: If I have my parent(s) or someone age 25 years or older in the car with me, may I use my wireless telephone while driving?A: NO. You may only use your wireless telephone in an emergency situation.
More info HERE
Things that aren't illegal while driving:
Reading a book
Writing a letter
practicing your yo-yo skills.
These are all things you can pick up if you miss the danger of mixing cell-phones and driving.
Maybe keep your bluetooth in the car.
You don't want this happening to you.