License points penalty added to Indiana hands-free law
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana State Police are cracking down on distracted driving and keeping the roads safe. Indiana has a zero-tolerance policy for distracted driving. Now, there are changes to the penalties for violating that law.
You’re going to want to put your cell phones down when driving on the roads. Hoosiers caught violating the hands—free law will not only pay a fine, but they will now get points on their driver's license, which could lead to your license getting suspended.
According to WFYI, Hoosiers will now have four points added to their driver's license if they get caught violating the hands-free law. The number of points can increase for speeding in work and school zones where state police have beefed up patrols.
WFYI reports that Indiana police wrote over 5,000 tickets and issued over 10,000 warnings in the first year the hands-free law went into effect. If you reach 20 points on your driver's license within two years, it can lead to your license getting suspended.