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#1 bud

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:56 AM

How is using your mic Or Handheld radio while driving pertain to Hands Free while Driving Laws?

 

Primary States that I drive in are:

 

New York

Connecticut

Massachusetts 

Vermont 

New Jersey

Penn



#2 PastorGary

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 03:00 PM

Just one quick search showed the following statement in Georgia Bill 673 which went into effect in July 2018 - - -

 

"The hands-free law does NOT apply to the following electronic communication devices and the following devices can be used by the driver when on the road:  radio, citizens band radio, citizens band radio hybrid, commercial two-way radio communication device or its functional equivalent, subscription-based emergency communication device, prescribed medical device, amateur or ham radio device, or in-vehicle security, navigation, or remote diagnostics system."

Other states may have differing wording of their laws and should be researched individually.



#3 harold95

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 10:50 AM

rhode island law.

there is no mention of two way radio, but its been rumored that the police will hit you up using this law as a basis for for the issue of a citation.

but thats how this state works. smallest state. most corrupt. 

 

 

 

https://drive.google...F2KPYd7KcQjx3rg



#4 Elkhunter521

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 02:28 PM

Hi Bud, Every state is different. I would Google "Hands free laws for (every state you drive in)"
Example, WA state specifically exempts CB radios and ham radios. OR state allows usage of radios when used on the job (exempts ham radios).
Be vewy vewy quiet.
I'm listening to my wadio!




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