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Posted on October 11, 2018 by

Do You Know Missouri’s Law for Phone and Text Use While Driving?

The issues surrounding texting and using cell phones while driving have been around for several years. With the invention of smart phones, using the devices behind the wheel of a car has gotten even more dangerous. Many people in Missouri are unsure about what the laws state. Let’s talk about them in more detail.

Calling/Texting While Driving Laws

Many of the drivers who get pulled over for using their cell phones while driving are young people. It is against the law for anyone twenty-one years old or younger to use their phones on the road. This includes both calling and texting. The law does not apply if the driver is using the phone hands-free, such as through their car’s speaker system.

Commercial Drivers

The laws are much stricter in regards to commercial drivers. Calling or texting is not allowed at all except for the following reasons:

– They are operating an emergency vehicle.

– They are reporting illegal activity.

– They are calling for emergency help.

– They are trying to prevent an injury.

When to Contact a St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer

If you are in an accident with someone who was using a cell phone while driving, it’s worth it to talk with a St. Louis car accident lawyer. You may not be fully aware of the circumstances of the accident. Your lawyer can guide you through this process and help you fight for the proper compensation.