The new hands-free law takes effect starting July 1, 2019. All drivers in the state must use a hands-free device to take calls while driving. Tennessee already bans texting while driving.
Drivers could face a fine up to $200 for using their cellphone while driving. A driver's first violation will result in a $50 fine. If the violation is the driver's third offense or it results in a wreck, the fine jumps to $100. If the violation occurs in a work zone when workers are present, or in a school zone when warning flashers are on, the fine is $200. The bill excludes law enforcement, first responders and utility workers and others using a phone to make an emergency call.
For details, go to: https://handsfreetn.com/