Mississippi's distracted driving law prohibits all motorists from text messaging while operating a vehicle. This article covers the specifics of the law and the costs of a texting ticket.
Compared to most other states, Mississippi's distracted driving law is fairly lenient. Below we explain what the law prohibits.
Mississippi's distracted driving law prohibits all motorists from driving while using a handheld mobile telephone or portable electronic device to:
Text message. For purposes of the distracted driving law, a "text message" includes instant messages, email, and regular text messages.
Exceptions. Mississippi's texting ban doesn't apply to:
Mississippi currently has no restrictions on making or receiving calls or talking on a phone while driving.
A texting ticket carries a $100 fine in Mississippi.