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(1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), a person younger than 18 years of age, whether a resident or nonresident of this state, may not use a wireless telephone to communicate with another person while operating a motor vehicle upon a highway of this state.
(2) It is an affirmative defense to a violation of this section that a person younger than 18 years of age was using a wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle:
(a) during a medical emergency;
(b) when reporting a safety hazard or requesting assistance relating to a safety hazard;
(c) when reporting a criminal activity or requesting assistance relating to a criminal activity; or
(d) when communicating with a parent or legal guardian.
(3) A person who violates this section is guilty of an infraction and shall be fined a maximum of $25.
(4)(a) A violation of this section is not a reportable violation.
(b) The Driver License Division may not assess points under Section 53-3-221 against the driving record of the person who violates this section.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Utah Code Title 41. Motor Vehicles § 41-8-4. Operation of a vehicle by a person under 18--Use of wireless telephones prohibited--Exceptions--Penalty - last updated May 05, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ut/title-41-motor-vehicles/ut-code-sect-41-8-4/
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