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ATA Safety Update - State Laws Banning Text Messaging

On January 1, 2010, Illinois, New Hampshire, and Oregon put into effect state wide text messaging bans. Oregon’s law also includes a ban on handheld cellular phones. Cell phone usage and/or text messaging while driving is currently banned or restricted in Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia. Attached is a complete list of states that have text messaging and/or handheld cellular phone bans.

Handheld Cellular Phone and Text Messaging Bans

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