Siddens Bening Hands Free Law

The Missouri Legislature has passed a bill that will make it illegal for anyone to use a cell phone while driving. Senate Bill 398 includes language that will make it a secondary offense for anyone driving while using a cell phone. MODOT Area Engineer Danny Roeger said the bill has been sent to the Governor…

The current cell phone use law will change when the bill is signed by the Governor….

The “Siddens Bening Hands Free Law”, which prohibits a number of uses of electronic communication devices while operating motor vehicles, but it doesn’t prohibit hands free device use. It does include enhanced penalties for repeat offenders, violations occurring in a work zone when workers are present, violations occurring in a school zone, and violations that are the proximate cause of property damage, personal injury, or death.