Jump to content
Washington DC Message Boards

No Cell Phone Use


Guest DC Government
 Share

Recommended Posts

Guest DC Government

Distracted Driving Safety Act of 2004

 

Cell Phone Use, Other Distractive Activities While Driving to Be Prohibited

Effective July 1, members of the Metropolitan Police Department will begin enforcing the Distracted Driving Safety Act of 2004. For the first 30 days, drivers will receive a warning—this warning period will end on August 1.

 

The Act prohibits operators of motor vehicles from using a mobile telephone or other electronic device while operating a motor vehicle in the District of Columbia, except when equipped with a built in speaker or a hands-free accessory. Additionally, a person who possesses a learner’s permit shall be prohibited from using a mobile telephone or other electronic device, while operating a motor vehicle in the District of Columbia, even if the telephone is equipped with a built-in speaker or a hands-free accessory.

 

Other activities covered by the Act include reading, writing, performing personal grooming, interacting with pets or unsecured cargo, or engaging in any other activity which causes distraction and results in inattentive driving.

 

The penalty for violating this Act shall be a notice of infraction, which carries a fine of $100.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...