Q. Our employees often use their cell phones when driving vehicles. Does North Carolina prohibit or limit cell phone use while driving?
A. North Carolina limits cell phone use only for certain classes of drivers. Although five states (California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Washington) and Washington, D.C., have banned the use of hand-held cell phones while driving, North Carolina has not done so.
However, North Carolina does prohibit cell phone use by school bus drivers and limits use by drivers under the age of 18. Other than these two classes of drivers, using a cell phone while driving is not prohibited in North Carolina.
You can, however, create a company policy prohibiting employees from talking on cell phones while driving in company vehicles.