Hands-Free Law Clarification 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018- 8:38 a.m. 
STAFF REPORTS
 
 

After the release of what all is involved in the new Hands-Free law that will take effect on July 1, some drivers were left with questions. 
 
A post making the rounds on social media about the new law references to not being able to stream music while driving which left some drivers confused.  
 
According to a press release by Rep. John Carson of Marietta, motorists can stream music while driving, but they cannot change the music or watch a video while operating a motor vehicle. 
 
If pulled over for violating this law, fines can reach up to $150 and three points on your license. 
 
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