Distracted Driving Prevention
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Connecticut law prohibits the use of any hand-held mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle.*

Drivers who are 16 or 17 years of age are prohibited from using a cell phone or mobile device at any time – even with a hands-free accessory.

Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in while operating a motor vehicle. There are three types of distractions:
  • Visual - taking your eyes off the road;
  • Manual - taking your hands off the wheel; and
  • Cognitive - taking your attention away from driving.
*with certain emergency and emergency personnel exceptions
Distracted Driving Fact Sheet
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Public Outreach and Education
Link to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicle
Link to Distraction.gov
Link to NHTSA - www.nhtsa.gov
Return to the Highway Safety Programs Page.