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More than 200 already cited for violating Indiana's hands-free law by IMPD, state police

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Posted at 7:27 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 19:27:22-04

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 200 people have been cited for violating Indiana's hands-free law by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Indiana State Police since the law went into effect July 1.

IMPD officers have issued at least 772 warnings and state police troopers have issued at least 547 warnings, according to data obtained from the departments.

Of the at least 209 citations, IMPD officers have issued 165 citations, according to the data. Troopers have issued 44 citations.

The law only allows people to use a cell phone with hands-free or voice-operated technology or in an emergency.

Violators of the law could face fines but won't lose points on their licenses until July 2021.

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