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Texting Laws

While texting and driving is dangerous everywhere, MOST states have actual laws on it. If you aren't sure about your state, check this map.

Texting and driving is AGAINST THE LAW TO EVERYONE in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • California (Drivers over 18 can use voice activation.)
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii (All drivers starting 07/01/13.)
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennyslvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • Partial Bans

  • Missouri (Drivers 21 and younger.)
  • Mississippi (Learner's permit, intermidiate license holders, and school bus drivers.)
  • New Mexico (Learner's permit and intermediate license holders.)
  • Oklahoma (Learner's permit, intermidiate license holders, school bus drivers and public transit drivers.)
  • South Dakota (Learner's permit and intermediate licence holders.)
  • Texas (Bus drivers when a passenger 17 and younger is present; Drivers in school crossing zones; Drivers younger than 18.)