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

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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