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Connecticut Distracted Driving Laws

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Legislators in the state of Connecticut have decided to make the state's Distracted Driving Law much tougher than it used to be. Now, distracted driving is considered a moving violation, which means that it has become a serious traffic violation, with harsher punishments and higher fines. Also, a task force has been established, that is supposed to evaluate whether the law is being enforced properly.

Hand-held Ban

The state of Connecticut has prohibited all drivers from using hand-held cell phones. This is a primary law, that makes it illegal for all drivers to text or talk on a hand-held cell phone. Drivers are allowed to use hands-free cell phones.

Novice Drivers

Drivers under the age of 18 are not allowed to text or talk on a hand-held cell phone. Unlike adult drivers, novice drivers can't use hands-free cell phones. In addition, novice drivers are prohibited from using any other electronic device while behind the wheel. This is also a primary law.

Text Messaging

Texting while driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents, which is why there is a primary law that makes this activity illegal. All drivers, including adult, novice and school bus drivers, are prohibited from texting while driving.

School Bus Drivers

School bus drivers are prohibited from using both hand-held and hands-free devices, except in emergencies. This is a primary law, as well.