Arizona Cell Phone & Texting and Driving Laws

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Except for school bus drivers, there is no ban on cell phone use while driving in Arizona. There is no ban on texting for any drivers. Laws banning handheld cellphones and banning texting have been introduced into the Arizona legislature and have not passed

Cell Phone Use

There is no handheld cell phone ban for drivers.


There is no state-wide texting ban for drivers in Arizona. However, the city of Phoenix prohibits texting and fines are $100 (or $250 if texting is the cause of an accident). The city of Tucson has also passed anti-texting legislation that takes effect April 1, 2012. Like Phoenix, fines are $100 (or $250 if texting is the cause of an accident).

Bus Drivers

School bus drivers are banned from cell phone use while driving.

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