NY distracted driving fines rise
According to information posted on www.distraction.gov, laws regarding distracted driving vary widely from state to state. Pennsylvania, for instance, has a ban on texting for all drivers, but there is no ban on the use of cell phones.
Mississippi has a ban on the use of cell phones and texting for bus drivers, and texting for novice drivers, but there are no bans on either for most drivers, and there is a state law that prohibits municipalities from enacting distracted driving bans.
Only two states, Montana and South Dakota, have no laws on the books regarding distracted driving.