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AAA Helps Publicize Rhode Island’s Hand-Held Ban

AAA Northeast President and CEO John Galvin discusses the law.

(Photo: George Morse)

AAA Northeast leaders joined state officials, legislators, traffic safety advocates and police officers at the club’s Providence headquarters in May to bring attention to Rhode Island’s new ban on hand-held wireless communication devices while driving.

State Rep. Kathleen Fogarty co-sponsored the new law.

(Photo: George Morse)

Drivers who violate the law, which took effect June 1, face fines of up to $100.

Diana Imondi, manager of traffic safety programs at AAA Northeast, demonstrates how to use hands-free technology.

(Photo: George Morse)

To help drivers adapt to the new regulation, AAA Northeast employees demonstrated to media members a variety of ways for drivers to go hands-free. Options range from features like Apple CarPlay, in newer vehicles, to cellphone accessories, for drivers with older vehicles.



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