Massachusetts Senate passes hands free driving bill

Boston Statehouse

BOSTON (WWLP) – The hands free driving bill has passed the Massachusetts Senate and is headed to Governor Charlie Baker’s desk.

The bill will extend the hand-held device ban to drivers of all ages. Right now it’s only in place for drivers under the age of 18.

The bill would allow drivers a single tap or swipe to turn on a hands-free feature like Bluetooth. Otherwise, drivers won’t be allowed to touch or even hold the phone while on the road, even at a red light.

Drivers could be fined anywhere between $100 and $500 if they’re caught using their phone while driving.

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