Jonesboro police officials say according to data, the city’s district court has the most texting and driving offenses in the state.
For teens under the age of 18, Duncan said in her letter, “You should have either a learner’s license, intermediate license, or restricted license. None of which allow the use of cell phone in any manner.”
Paul Holmes, the department’s public information specialist, said it is all in effort in keeping everyone safe.
“It is important for our teens to understand that law because something bad can happen just so quickly and once it happens the damage could be irreversible,” Holmes said.
For drivers 18-21 years old, you can only use the cell phone “hands-free” feature; drivers in this age category cannot talk, text, or access the internet unless it is hands-free."
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