MORE THAN 140 LAWS BEGIN TODAY IN TENNESSEE INCLUDING CELL PHONE LAW
Tennesseans will see a host of new laws on the books starting today, and they touch on everything from crime to cell phone usage to even operating electronic scooters while under the influence. The “hands-free cell phone” law makes it a class C misdemeanor to hold a phone in one’s hand or with any part of the body while driving in Tennessee. Fines start at $50 and go up from there. Drivers are allowed to touch the phone once to start a call or end a call, but just one touch. Drivers must use a Bluetooth or put their phone on speaker.