THP urges drivers to prepare for hands-free law going into effect July 1st

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A law banning handheld devices while on the road will go into effect in Tennessee in less than one month. 

Starting July 1, drivers will not be allowed to hold a cell phone while driving. Drivers are urged to use bluetooth devices. 

Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Fall Branch division, which covers the Tri-Cities, tweeted out a warning to drivers that troopers will be looking for anyone not following this new law. 

Violators of the new law could face a $100 fine. The citation could increase to $200 if a crash is involved.

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