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State Laws on Distracted Driving—Handheld Ban: July 2020


Map of the U.S. showing states with distracted driving regulations as of 2020


Partial ban includes select drivers (e.g., under the age of 18, those with a learner’s permits or intermediate license).


This map is included in the Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2020 publication. 


U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Overview of Distracted Driving, Cellphones, and Texting, available at as of November 2019.