App’s data shows hands-free ‘laws are having an effect but they aren’t in enough states to affect the overall levels dramatically’: Research

Drivers Refuse to Put Down Their Phones. People Keep Dying.
Bloomberg, December 5, 2019

Massachusetts handheld ban signed into law — effective in 90 days; warnings-only for distracted driver’s first offense through March 2020

Massachusetts becomes 16th state to ban hand-held cellphone use while driving
The Republican, November 25, 2019

New Jersey jury finds driver guilty in crash that killed pedestrian — trial is first application of vehicular manslaughter-charges for distracted driving

She Texted About Dinner While Driving. Then a Pedestrian Was Dead.
The New York Times, November 22, 2019

Racial profiling concerns attached to handheld ban clear Massachusetts statehouse — bill now awaits Gov. Baker’s signature

Senate sends bill banning handheld cell phone use while driving to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk
The Republican, November 20, 2019

With growing amounts of towns cities and counties adding local ordinances to prevent distracted driving, clearly state-level leadership is lacking in push for handheld ban

Hands-free frenzy: What’s happening with hands-free driving laws around the Treasure Valley, state
Idaho Press-Tribune, November 14, 2019

Review of NSW’s plan for roadside smart-camera tech to enforce handheld ban calls for amendments and warns ‘program runs the risk of overwhelming the local court regardless of whether or not a reverse onus is in place’

Cases challenging mobile phone detection cameras could clog NSW courts, MPs warn
The Guardian, November 13, 2019