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Page 1 of 1 189.292 Use of personal communication device prohibited while operating motor vehicle in motion on traveled portion of roadway -- Exclusions. (1) As used in this section, &quot;personal communication device&quot; means a device capable of two (2) way audio or text communication that emits an audible signal, vibrates, <br>displays a message, or otherwise summons or delivers communication to the <br>possessor, including but not limited to a paging device and a cellular telephone. (2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, no person shall, while operating a motor vehicle that is in motion on the traveled portion of a roadway, write, send, <br>or read text-based communication using a personal communication device to <br>manually communicate with any person using text-based communication, including <br>but not limited to communications referred to as a text message, instant message, or <br>electronic mail. (3) Subsection (2) of this section shall not apply to: (a) The use of a global positioning system feature of a personal communication device; (b) The reading, selecting, or entering of a telephone number or name in a personal communication device for the purpose of making a phone call; (c) An operator of an emergency or public safety vehicle, when the use of a personal communication device is an essential function of the operator's <br>official duties; or (d) The operator of a motor vehicle who writes a text message on a personal communication device to: <br>1. Report illegal activity; 2. Summon medical help; 3. Summon a law enforcement or public safety agency; or 4. Prevent injury to a person or property. Effective: July 15, 2010 <br>History: Created 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 110, sec. 2, effective July 15, 2010.

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Page 1 of 1 189.292 Use of personal communication device prohibited while operating motor vehicle in motion on traveled portion of roadway -- Exclusions. (1) As used in this section, &quot;personal communication device&quot; means a device capable of two (2) way audio or text communication that emits an audible signal, vibrates, <br>displays a message, or otherwise summons or delivers communication to the <br>possessor, including but not limited to a paging device and a cellular telephone. (2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, no person shall, while operating a motor vehicle that is in motion on the traveled portion of a roadway, write, send, <br>or read text-based communication using a personal communication device to <br>manually communicate with any person using text-based communication, including <br>but not limited to communications referred to as a text message, instant message, or <br>electronic mail. (3) Subsection (2) of this section shall not apply to: (a) The use of a global positioning system feature of a personal communication device; (b) The reading, selecting, or entering of a telephone number or name in a personal communication device for the purpose of making a phone call; (c) An operator of an emergency or public safety vehicle, when the use of a personal communication device is an essential function of the operator's <br>official duties; or (d) The operator of a motor vehicle who writes a text message on a personal communication device to: <br>1. Report illegal activity; 2. Summon medical help; 3. Summon a law enforcement or public safety agency; or 4. Prevent injury to a person or property. Effective: July 15, 2010 <br>History: Created 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 110, sec. 2, effective July 15, 2010.

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Statutes > Kentucky > 189-00 > 292

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Page 1 of 1 189.292 Use of personal communication device prohibited while operating motor vehicle in motion on traveled portion of roadway -- Exclusions. (1) As used in this section, &quot;personal communication device&quot; means a device capable of two (2) way audio or text communication that emits an audible signal, vibrates, <br>displays a message, or otherwise summons or delivers communication to the <br>possessor, including but not limited to a paging device and a cellular telephone. (2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, no person shall, while operating a motor vehicle that is in motion on the traveled portion of a roadway, write, send, <br>or read text-based communication using a personal communication device to <br>manually communicate with any person using text-based communication, including <br>but not limited to communications referred to as a text message, instant message, or <br>electronic mail. (3) Subsection (2) of this section shall not apply to: (a) The use of a global positioning system feature of a personal communication device; (b) The reading, selecting, or entering of a telephone number or name in a personal communication device for the purpose of making a phone call; (c) An operator of an emergency or public safety vehicle, when the use of a personal communication device is an essential function of the operator's <br>official duties; or (d) The operator of a motor vehicle who writes a text message on a personal communication device to: <br>1. Report illegal activity; 2. Summon medical help; 3. Summon a law enforcement or public safety agency; or 4. Prevent injury to a person or property. Effective: July 15, 2010 <br>History: Created 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 110, sec. 2, effective July 15, 2010.

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