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Find cell phone driving laws for every state

Since we were on the topic of talking while driving earlier this week, I figured this would be of some interest. Via the Wirefly blog, a list of cell phone driving laws in every state. This can be particularly useful if you’re planning an interstate trip. The last thing you want to be is someone with out of state plates violating the local cell phone laws. Think you’ll get banged with the maximum ticket? Damn straight you will.

Be especially careful in California, Connecticut, Washington D.C., New Jersey, New York, Washington, and the Virgin Islands. They all ban handsets while driving. Additionally, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Mexico, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Illinois have laws that vary by jurisdiction.

What I’m having trouble understanding are the states without laws banning school bus drivers from talking on their cellphones. Those would be Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Newbraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washinton, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

In any case, this should be an integral tool for planning your next road trip.