SB 20 – Hands Free NC

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Jim Burgin (R-Harnett, Johnston, Lee); Sen. Kevin Corbin (R-Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain); Sen. Mike Woodard (D-Durham, Granville, Person)


This bill would make it unlawful to use a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle on a public street, highway, or public vehicular area. The prohibition would apply to texting, watching a video, movie, or communicating with a device, a person holding the device in his or hand of with the person’s body.

This bill would also prohibit the use of a wireless communication device while driving for all persons under 18 years of age with an exception for the use of an electronic navigation system.


Filed – 1/27/2021

This bill was referred to the following Senate Committees: