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Indiana Code Title 9. Motor Vehicles § 9-21-8-59

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Sec. 59. (a)?Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), a person may not hold or use a telecommunications device while operating a moving motor vehicle.

(b)?A telecommunications device may be used in conjunction with hands free or voice operated technology.

(c)?A telecommunications device may be used or held to call 911 to report a bona fide emergency.

(d)?A police officer may not, without the consent of the person:

(1)?confiscate a telecommunications device for the purpose of determining compliance with this section;

(2)?confiscate a telecommunications device and retain it as evidence pending trial for a violation of this section; ?or

(3)?extract or otherwise download information from a telecommunications device for a violation of this section unless:

(A)?the police officer has probable cause to believe that the telecommunications device has been used in the commission of a crime;

(B)?the information is extracted or otherwise downloaded under a valid search warrant; ?or

(C)?otherwise authorized by law.

(e)?The bureau may not assess points under the point system for a violation of this section occurring before July 1, 2021.

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