Being Safe While Driving Your Automobile

Being safe while driving is so important especially now-a-days when many of us use our cell phones. Texting and Talking while you hold your cell phone has been a huge major distraction that has cause injuries from accidents and even death. Although many states have the Handheld Device and Text Ban, they do allow you to talk as long as your cellphone is attached to a device that’s fixed to your vehicle and allows your hands to be free. Currently there isn’t a national ban on texting or using a cell phone while driving. A number of states have passed laws which prevents you to hold on your cell phone while talking on the phone or texting while driving.


14 States/4 US Territories With Handheld Device Ban:

  • Arkansas- 18-20 years old
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • D.C.
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana (Learner or Intermediate License)
  • Maryland
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico (In state vehicles)
  • New York
  • Oklahoma (Learner or Intermediate License)
  • Oregon
  • Puerto Rico
  • Vermont
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Washington
  • West Virginia



Today there are 46 states in America, including the US Territories D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands with the “Text Messaging Ban.” Unfortunately, the only 4 states that do not have the ban are:

  • Arizona
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Texas

Being Safe While Driving, What To Use:

I recently had the pleasure to test out Mann Tech’s Universal Car Mount cell phone holder for free in return for an honest review. Disclaimer: Please not even though I receive this item for free, all opinions are my own. The way this cell phone holder works you basically place a piece inside your CD player and holds it securely. I really like its durability and how easy it was to put together.

What’s so awesome is you are able to use different brands of cell phones because it has an adjustable holder. I was able to use my son’s HTC mini and my iPhone SE. It holds your cell phone tight until you push the button on the back which releases your phone easily. It is design with a ball feature that locks into the mount which allows the phone to move up and down and side to side. This feature helps when I am using the GPS on my cell phone because I can view the GPS or my passenger. I absolutely love that it is high enough on my car where I can see it my cell phone while I’m driving. I feel super safe because I am no longer distracting by my phone while I’m driving.

Being Safe While Driving Tips:

  • do not talk on a handheld cell phone while driving
  • do not browse, view, read, compose, retrieve, send, reading any type of electronic data on the internet or e-mail
  • do not take or view or transmit any type of images
  • do not play any type of games
  • use a device that holds you cell phone



Being Safe While Driving

Being Safe While Driving

Being Safe While Driving

Being Safe While Driving

Being Safe While Driving


Reference: Governors Highway Safety Association/New York State Governor’s Traffic Committee 

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