Indiana ban on handheld phone-use while driving takes effect July 1

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Indiana drivers will have a new rule of the road to follow come July 1.

It will be illegal for people to use a handheld phone while driving in Indiana.

Drivers will still be able to dial 911 if there is an emergency. All other phone use will have to be through bluetooth or other hands-free devices.

Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Matt Ames says violating the law could result in a $125 to $140 fine.

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