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Utah Expands Prohibitions on Use of Wireless Communication Devices While Driving

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Implementation Date: May 4, 2022

Effective May 4, 2022, the activity prohibited under Utah’s law regarding the use of wireless communication devices while driving is expanded. Specifically, an individual may not use a wireless communication device while operating a moving motor vehicle on a highway to perform certain functions, including but not limited to:
 Writing or sending a written communication, including an email;
 Dialing a phone number;
 Accessing the Internet;
 Reading a written communication, including a text message; or
 Viewing a video or photograph.
However, an individual is not prohibited from using a wireless communication device in certain situations, including for voice communications.
In addition, the amended law modifies the definition of wireless communication device.
+2022 UT S.B. 102, amending +Utah Code Ann. § 41-6a-1716.