Current implementation status

According to IIHS, 15 states and the D.C. ban talking on a hand-held cellphone while driving7

  • Thirty-eight states and D.C. restrict the use of all cellphones by novice drivers.
  • Forty-seven states and D.C. ban text messaging for all drivers.
  • One state, Missouri, bans text messaging among young drivers.
  • Many of these state laws have secondary enforcement provisions.