Indiana Drivers Must go “Hands Free” Tomorrow

(Undated) – Beginning tomorrow drivers in Indiana are going to have to do what Illinois residents have done since 2018. Put down their cell phone while driving. Indiana’s hands-free driving law takes effect tomorrow. The law requires drivers to use Bluetooth or speakerphone when talking on the phone. Indiana has outlawed texting while driving for almost a decade. Fines for violating the hands-free law can be as high as 500 dollars. According to Indiana State Police, 3,285 fatal accidents due to distracted driving occurred in 2018. Drivers caught with a cell phone in hand while driving will receive a citation, and could even face license penalties starting in 2021.