Oklahoma bans learner’s permit and intermediate license-holders from using hand-held cellphones or texting while driving. All front seat passengers and the driver must wear a seatbelt. Drivers should use headlights 30 minutes after sunset.


The state bans all cellphone use for drivers under 18; it also bans hand-held use for drivers between ages 18 and 20 driving through construction zones and in school zones. Texting is banned for all drivers. Drivers and front seat passengers should wear seatbelts. You have to use your headlights anytime you turn on your windshield wipers and turn them on within 30 minutes after sunset and in low visibility areas.


In Tennessee, cellphones and other forms of mobile communication are banned for learner’s permit-holders and intermediate license-holders. Texting, including typing or reading a message, is illegal for all drivers. All riders in the front seat must wear seat belts. Drivers should switch on headlights 30 minutes after sunset and in other situations where they can’t see 200 feet or more ahead. Drivers should also use headlights if they turn their windshield wipers on.


Kentucky bans drivers under 18 from using a cellphone. All drivers are banned from texting. Everyone in a moving vehicle must wear a seatbelt, unless an exemption applies. Headlights should be used at least 30 minutes after sunset and in low visibility conditions.

As you can see, some laws are very similar from state to state, and some vary significantly. Whenever you’re traveling in the state or across state lines, read up on local laws to avoid a ticket. 

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