Monday, May 13, 2019

New Distracted Driving Laws in Two States Exempt Hams

Hams and other two-way radio users are exempted from new bans in two states on the use of handheld electronic devices. Newsline reports that new laws in Arizona and Minnesota specifically exempt amateur and CB radios. The Arizona law also commercial two-way radios used by a driver to communicate with his/her dispatcher. The Arizona law takes effect immediately, but there will be no penalties imposed until January 2021. In Minnesota, the new goes into effect this August.