Friday, December 15, 2006
Laws concerning cell phone use while driving?
Q: What are the laws concerning cell phone use while driving? What if a person sees somethingillegal happening requiring "the whereabouts of the crime?" In that instance what should a person do?

A. Indiana has no specific
law banning use of cell phones while driving as of yet, however cell phone use while driving has been proven to be a dangerous distraction in many studies.

As a patrol officer I find that many crashes are the cause of this, so obviously the less you can drive and use your cell phone the better you are. I have made traffic stops watching vehicles giving the exact signs of drunk driving indicators that found to be the driver was completely sober when tested, but was using a cell phone.

If you are driving and need to report something to us, then I encourage you to call and give detailed information as needed, preferably pulling over to do so. We do not encourage you to keep following vehicles, for example, that may be doing something dangerous as a general rule, so the advice is to phone us with as much detailed information (especially the exact license plate number)and do so as safely as possible.
posted by South Bend Police Department @ 2:24 PM  

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