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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, remember to follow Hands Free TN law

A new study lists Tennessee as having the highest rate of distracted driving deaths in the country.

TENNESSEE, USA — April marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

In 2019, Tennessee saw more than 23,700 crashes involving distracted drivers.

That's roughly 65 crashes a day.

A new study lists Tennessee as having the highest rate of distracted driving deaths in the country.

Now, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office is reminding people about the state hands-free law.

It makes it illegal for drivers to use hand-held phones while the car's in motion.

The law took effect in July 2019.