Tennessee “Hands Free Law” goes into effect today


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — Tennessee’s new law banning the use of handheld devices goes into effect today.

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With the new law in place, authorities and retailers encourage drivers to make use of wireless options in cars to play music and communicate while driving.

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Authorities will be looking for any driver holding a cellphone while driving.

Violators could face up to $100 on their first and second citation, but it increases to $200 if a crash is involved.

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