Starting July 1, drivers caught in violation of the law could face a $100 fine. The citation increases to a $200 fine if the violation results in an accident.

Tennessee law banning handheld cellphone use while driving takes effect July 1

THP urges drivers to prepare for hands-free law going into effect July 1st

Treehouse's picture

Old car?

What's my best option for a 2011 Mazda 3?

bizgrrl's picture

Yeah, there are some

Yeah, there are some universal stand-alone Bluetooth kits available. I'd make sure it's returnable since you will want to try out the adapter.

Here's one from Motorola.

jbr's picture

A little old, so may be

A little old, so may be something better ...

Hands free older cars

Knoxoasis's picture

I put a Sony head unit in my

I put a Sony head unit in my gfs 2007 Ford edge. Now she has a 7" touch screen, Apple car play and Android auto and a mic for hands free texting and calling. Whole setup with install was about $ 500. It's pretty easy to retrofit older cars

Treehouse's picture


for the suggestions except going to Walmart and spending $500!!

At a friend's suggestion, I'm getting this which for her works just great.


Rachel's picture

Before I had a car with

Before I had a car with Bluetooth I just pulled over when I really needed to make a call. Still probably the best way.

bizgrrl's picture

I agree.

I agree.

barker's picture


Hands-free doesn't mean distraction-free.


jbr's picture

Tennessee tops cellphone distracted driving deaths list

The study found the Volunteer State had the highest rate of distracted driving deaths nearly five times the national average of 1.49 fatalities for every 10 billion vehicle miles.

States with the strictest distracted driving regulations typically had the lowest number of these types of deaths, the study found.

Pay attention to the road! Tennessee tops cellphone distracted driving deaths list

“The states with full bans on handheld use of cellphones we found had 45% lower rates than the states with partial bans or no bans at all,” Peterson said.

Tennessee tops new list for cellphone distracted driving deaths

Distracted Driving - Tennessee

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