Every time I'm in Meridian I have to remind myself to not check my phone while at a stop light because it's illegal in that city and the last thing I need is a ticket for something silly. I'm the worst when it comes to texting and driving so I don't  even try anymore. Soon I will have to remind myself to treat my phone as if in Meridian all the time because Idaho's cell phone hands free law goes into effect on July 1st.

"Education of motorists is going to be key," said Col. Kedrick Wills, Director of the Idaho State Police during an interview with Idaho news 6. "Idahoans want to be responsible and to be good drivers. This law is another way to remind all of us we need to pay attention to the road when we're behind the wheel. As law enforcement, we can remind them with education or enforcement, we're starting with what we prefer, which is education."

From July 1 to December 31 warnings will be issued statewide and tickets will start being issued on January 1, 2021.


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