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Kentucky could become next state to enact Hands-Free Driving legislation

Posted at 4:27 AM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 06:12:51-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky could become the latest state to enact a Hands-Free Driving legislation.

State Reps. James Tipton and Steve Sheldon have pre-filed legislation in the Kentucky House that aims to prohibit the use of personal communication devices while operating a motor vehicle.

This means that, if the law passes, drivers will not be allowed to hold a cell phone in their hand.

The fine for violating the bill would be $100 for the first offense and $200 for each offense afterwards.

The bill would allow first-time offenders to have the option of traffic school.