Cellular Phone Laws FAQ (18 years of age and older)

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Drivers 18 years of age or older ~ VC §23123

Are prohibited from driving a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless a hands-free device is used


Emergency situations, for example: calls to law enforcement, health care provider, fire department, etc.

  • Emergency service providers operating an authorized emergency vehicle during the course of employment.
  • While operating a vehicle on private property.
  • A person operating a commercial motor truck or truck tractor (excluding pickups), implements of husbandry, farm vehicle, school bus, transit vehicle, or tow truck, if using a two-way radio operated by a “push-to-talk” feature that does not require the device to be close to the ear.

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Will I receive a point on my driving record if I am convicted for a violation of the cellular phone law?

  • Will a conviction appear on my driving record?