Alaska Telephones: What you need to know

Alaska currently has no restrictions on the use of cell phones for voice communications while driving.
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Drivers are prohibited from wearing headphones, headsets, earbuds, or similar devices that reduce the ability to hear while driving (AK Admin. Code Tit. 13 Sec. 04.260 ).
Under Alaska law, a person is prohibited from operating or viewing an electronic device with a monitor, such as a mobile phone screen display, portable computer, television, video monitor, or other similar device capable of providing a visual display, while operating a motor vehicle, including when stopped at traffic lights or stop signs (AK Stat. Sec. 28.35.161(a)(2)).
The law does not apply to audio equipment, global positions systems, or monitors that enhance the view for the purpose of maneuvering the vehicle. The law does not apply to emergency vehicles.
A driver who violates the law is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor; a driver who causes a serious injury or death while violating this law is guilty of a felony.
Last reviewed July 2014.

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