INDIANA (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana State Police have released the latest numbers after a new law was put in place at the beginning of the month.

The hands-free driving law prohibits the use of a cell phone while driving in the state of Indiana.

Sgt. Matt Ames with Indiana State Police tells us from July 1 to the 23rd, eight citations have been given and 136 warnings state wide from state police alone.

“We will continue to educate the public about the new law and we are looking for voluntary compliance right now to make our roadways safer for everyone,” Ames said.