New law could require hands-free devices while driving

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It may soon be illegal in Indiana to text or talk while driving without a hands-free device.

The bill was introduced in both the Indiana House and Senate and would outlaw using a phone while driving, unless it was through a hands-free device.

According to our reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth, sending or receiving phone calls on the phone as well as sending, receiving or reading texts or emails would be outlawed.

However officers would need consent of the driver before confiscating the device to find a violation of the rule. The only exception is unless the officer has probable cause the device was used during a crime or the officer has a search warrant.

Texting while driving has been illegal in Indiana since 2011.