Category Archives: Cell Phones

What’s Considered a Mobile Device and What Can I Use While on the Road with the New Law?

The new anti-texting law takes effect on September 30, 2010 in Massachusetts.   This law prohibits using any mobile device. What does this mean?  It means you can’t: WRITE electronic messages (texts, IM’s, emails, etc) READ electronic messages (texts, IM’s, emails, etc.) SEND electronic messages (texts, IM’s, emails, etc.) ACCESS THE INTERNET PLAY VIDEO GAMES…

The New Anti-Texting Law in Massachusetts: Junior Operators

If you drive in Massachusetts, you’ve certainly noticed the large signs on the road telling drivers that as of September 30, 2010 you can no longer text and drive. Teens can no longer use a phone and drive, except in the case of an emergency.  The law sets forth the only times a teen can…

Overview of the No-Texting Law

So, finally, the Massachusetts Legislature has gotten it together and has actually finalized the no texting law.  It’s set to go into effect on September 30, 2010. Here are a few of the highlights: 1.  There will be no texting while driving.  This means no sending of emails, instant messages or reading of emails, instant…

Texting While Driving Soon to be Banned in Massachusetts!

After several versions of a bill to ban texting while driving have gone through the Massachusetts House of Representatives and been approved, only to be banned by the Senate – both the House and Senate have approved a bill to ban Texting While Driving. The new bill will fine drivers who text $75.00, and who…

It’s Still Legal to Use Handheld Phones and Text While Driving in Massachusetts!

The good part about the cell phone ban (hand held use) while driving been jurisdictional in the towns and cities that make up the Commonwealth, is that you can still technically chat and text away to your heart’s content while driving.  (Note: this is not true for school bus drivers, they will be stopped and…

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