Generally, text messaging while driving is prohibited in Rhode Island. And starting in June 2018, all other handheld device use while driving will also be banned. Text Messaging Rhode Island’s distracted driving law prohibits operating a vehicle while using any wireless communication device (including
In addition to presumed speed limits (see below), Rhode Island's "basic speed law" provides that no person shall drive at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing. Rhode Island has another law that requires
Rhode Island drivers who get caught running a stop sign or stop light will likely have to pay a fine. This article gives an overview of what drivers can be ticketed for and some of the specific consequences of a stop sign or red light citation.