The hand-held cell phone ban is NOW in effect….As of January 3, 2012

A review of the DO’s and DON’TS while driving:

You cannot hold a mobile telephone to conduct a voice communication.

You cannot send or receive a mobile telephone call by pressing more than a single button.

You cannot reach for a mobile telephone in a manner that requires a driver to maneuver so that he or she is no longer in a seated driving position with the seat belt on and adjusted.

You cannot text while driving or cannot read a text while driving.

You cannot use GPS cellular function.

However, you can use a hands-free mobile telephone while driving (a Blue Tooth or similar headset device) with the cell phone in close proximity to the driver.  Driving means: Operating a CMV on a highway, including while temporarily stopped because of traffic, traffic control devices or other momentary delays.  Driving does not include when the driver has moved the vehicle off the highway and stopped in a location where the vehicle can safely remain stationary.