The Northbridge Police Department would like to remind students that the “Distracted Driving Law” concerning the use of “mobile phones and texting” while operating a motor vehicle took effect on September 30, 2010. This law is especially important to motor vehicle operator’s under the age of 18 who cannot operate any electronic device while operating a motor vehicle.
No person under 18 years of age shall use a mobile telephone, hands free mobile telephone or mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle. Violation of this law will result in a $100.00 fine & 60 day suspension of the operator’s license.
No operator of a motor vehicle shall use a mobile telephone, or any handheld device capable of accessing the internet, to manually compose, send or read an electronic message while operating a motor vehicle. Violation of this law will result in a $100.00 fine.
Exceptions to the law exist for emergency purposes.
If anyone would like more information, the entire law is posted on the Police Department website.