D.C. Going Hands-Free

The District of Colombia is set to outlaw use of cell phones or any other electronic device while driving, unless equipped with a hands-free accessory, effective July 1. Throughout July, officers will issue warnings to violators, while on August 1 police will be authorized to issue citations up to $100. Cell phone use without a hands-free device while driving will be restricted to emergency situations.

The District of Colombia is set to outlaw use of cell phones or any other electronic device while driving, unless equipped with a hands-free accessory, effective July 1. Throughout July, officers will issue warnings to violators, while on August 1 police will be authorized to issue citations up to $100.

Cell phone use without a hands-free device while driving will be restricted to emergency situations. Additionally, initiating and terminating calls will be exempt from the law.

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