Many people rely on a phone’s GPS system to guide them through unfamiliar areas. However, these interactive maps can also cause distractions if you are looking down at the screen instead of the road ahead.
Under Rhode Island laws, no television, screen, or other means of visual media may be located in the driver’s field of view. Drivers are also forbidden to use headphones or earbuds that cover both ears. Despite these laws, some drivers use their iPads and tablets to read, watch videos, play games, or even attend video calls and meetings while driving.