2012 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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189.294 Use of personal communication device by minor prohibited while
operating motor vehicle, motorcycle, or moped in motion on traveled portion
of roadway -- Exclusions -- Administrative regulations.
As used in this section, "personal communication device" shall have the same
meaning as defined in KRS 189.292.
Any person under the age of eighteen (18) who has been issued an instruction
permit, intermediate license, or operator's license shall not operate a motor vehicle,
motorcycle, or moped that is in motion on the traveled portion of a roadway while
using a personal communication device, except to summon medical help or a law
enforcement or public safety agency in an emergency situation.
Use of a personal communication device does not include a stand-alone global
positioning system, a global positioning or navigation system that is physically or
electronically integrated into the motor vehicle, or an in-vehicle security,
diagnostics, and communications system, but does include manually entering
information into the global positioning system feature of a personal communication
This section shall not apply to the use of a citizens band radio or an amateur radio
by a motor vehicle operator.
The secretary of the Transportation Cabinet may promulgate administrative
regulations pursuant to KRS Chapter 13A to implement the provisions of this
section, including but not limited to updates or advances in the automotive and
information technology industries.
Effective: June 8, 2011
History: Amended 2011 Ky. Acts ch. 59, sec. 4, effective June 8, 2011. -- Created 2010
Ky. Acts ch. 110, sec. 3, effective July 15, 2010.
CHAPTER 189 TRAFFIC REGULATIONS -- VEHICLE EQUIPMENT AND STORAGE
189.294 Use of personal communication device by minor prohibited while operating motor vehicle, motorcycle, or moped in motion on traveled portion of roadway -- Exclusions -- Administrative regulations.
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