It's not only dangerous... It's now against the Law! Beginning July 1, 2019, it is ILLEGAL to use your phone in TN while operating a vehicle. If caught motorist could face a fine up to $200 for using their phone while operating a motor vehicle. Drivers will be prohibited from physically supporting or holding a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. Devices that are hands-free will be allowed, including "headphone devices, wired and wireless earpieces or device’s worn on a wrist or connected to the vehicle to conduct a voice-based communication. If you have a question concerning a text messaging ticket, speeding ticket, or any other traffic violation, call the criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of James A.H. Bell, P.C. for a free case review.