THP: 14 Hands Free Law citations issued in Knoxville area

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Tennessee Highway Patrol wrote 14 citations and 33 warnings for the new Hand’s Free law in the law’s first week, a department spokesperson said.

The new distracted driving law makes it illegal for a driver to hold a cellphone, send a text or take a picture on a phone or mobile device.

RELATED: Pigeon Forge police work to enforce new state hands-free law in city of out-of-state drivers

However, the law does not apply to certain people.

WATE 6 On Your Side legal analyst Greg Isaacs says the state passed the law because of an epidemic of distracted driving in Tennessee

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