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Courtesy of WISH-TV:

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Some big changes are about to take effect concerning teen drivers in Indiana. The new laws address cell phones, nighttime driving, and passenger restrictions.

Under the new Indiana laws, all drivers under 21 will no longer be able to use any sort of telecommunications device — even hands-free — for any purpose behind the wheel. The only exception is calling 911 in the case of an emergency. The law previously applied to drivers 18 and under.

The law changes take effect July 1 and continue efforts to keep teen drivers focused behind the wheel. That also includes distractions from those inside the car.

The only passengers allowed in the vehicle with an unsupervised driver up to 21 years old for the first six months are siblings, the driver’s children, or a spouse.

 

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