New Mass Law Against Texting

A new law with several different provisions is now in effect as of September 30, 2010:
  • Reading or sending texts or other electronic transmissions is illegal for all drivers (a "driver" is someone sitting in the driver's seat with the key in the ignition).
  • Any cell phone use by those under the age of 18 while driving is illegal.
  • Anyone over the age of 75 must renew their license in person at the RMV (no mail-in or online renewals).

  • Anyone under the age of 18 who seeks a motorcycle license MUST now take the MSF Basic Rider Course.
In 2015, another new law has been added: you must turn on headlights whenever your wipers are on.

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